| Yomogi |
| Artemisia princeps|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Industrial
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
| (Japanese mugwort; Kui hao)
The Japanese make delicious rice dumplings called yomogi mochi with this herb. Young leaves are boiled slightly and then pounded into dumplings made with gelatinous rice, adding distinctive and delightful colour, aroma and flavour. Young leaves and seedlings are used in soups and salads also. Medicinally, the leaves are used for moxa in Japan and to treat eczema, itchy skin and excessive womb bleeding in China. Also used to dye cotton and silk. Prefers full or partial sun and well-drained soil. Ht. 1m/3ft.