Sample of moxa used for moxibustion in Asia, 1981

1981 in Unknown place

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Artemisia vulgaris plant, moxa, used for moxibustion in Asia, 1981. General view on white paper.
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Artemisia vulgaris plant, used for moxibustion in Asia, 1981

Moxa or Artemisia vulgaris is a plant that, once dried, can be burnt in a treatment known as moxibustion. Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, moxibustion is believed to stimulate the flow of the life force known as qi (chi) around the body, something considered essential for wellbeing and good health.


Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1981-2080 Pt1
overall weight: x x , , .005kg
moxa, specimens
  • drug
Donated by the East Asia Bookshop and Gallery

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