| (Santonica; Xin jiang juan hao)
A ghost-like shrubby aromatic sage found in meadows and grasslands throughout the vast steppes of central Asia, from the Crimea to Siberia. Its beautiful white-tomentose foliage emanates up from mounds, rising up to 50cm/20". It is tolerant of drought and salt and is very hardy. Bitter and aromatic, with strong hints of camphor and eucalyptus, it is an alternate source for santonica or Levant wormseed used as a vermifuge and as a gastric stimulant.