Ai Ye - Artemisiae argy Folium, 5ml
Our Ai Ye essential oil with it's pungent flowery and earthy aroma generates a warm, steady hum around the ears that then fills the abdomen and continues deep to the core giving one a feeling of stability and peace.
Best quality Artemisia wormwood has thick, soft leaves which are dark green on the top, white underneath, covered with small oil producing glands and have an intensely aromatic fragrance.
Wormwood leaves are gathered on a warm dry day in spring and summer when the plant is in flower and dried in the shade. This Ai Ye essential oil is steam distilled.
Ai Ye "enters the three channels of Liver, Spleen and Kidney as yang within blood." (Ben Cao Shu Gou Xuan)
Practitioners may consider blending with Gan Jiang (zingiberis) essential oil for prolonged uterine bleeding due to cold and with Xiang Fu, Chuan Xiong and Dang Gui essential oils for abdominal pain and irregular menstruation due to cold and deficiency.
Essential oil of Ai Ye has been shown to be helpful for various respiratory disorders and allergies used orally (VERY sparingly), topically ( diluted properly) or inhaled ( see Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology, Chen and Chen, pp 600-602 for details.)
TCM Category: regulating blood, stop bleeding
Major chemical components: sesquiterpines, triterpenes (Bensky Materia Medica)