Biter, pungent and warm
Liver, spleen and kidney
1. To warm the channels and stop bleeding. 2. To dispel cold and stop pain
1. Hemorrhages due to deficiency and cold, especially uterine bleeding. Mugwort leaf (Ai Ye) is used with Donkey hide gelatin (E Jiao) in the formula Jiao Ai Tang.2. Deficiency and cold in the lower Jiao manifested as abdominal cold pain, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea. and leukorrhagia. Mugwort leaf (Aiye) is used with Chinese angelica root (Dang Gui), Cyperus tuber (Xiang Fu), Chuan Xiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) and Lindera root (Wu Yao).
This herb is used for moxibustion and can be made into moxasticks or used as moxa cones. It warms meridians and promotes the circulation of qi and blood.