White Wormwood


White Wormwood

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Artemisia sieberi Besser

Arabic name(s)

Thughamah

English name(s)

White Wormwood

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Artemisia L.

Species

Artemisia sieberi Besser

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

White wormwood is a strongly aromatic, perennial subshrub.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

White wormwood is a species of the Artemisia genus which becomes white after maturity. The plant is distributed in Saudi Arabia, north of Oman, in rocky, gravelly and silty wadi beds. Also, it distributed in North Africa and South West Asia.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Jabir reported that when Abu Qubafa (father of Abu Bakr) came in the year of Victory or on the Day of Victory (to the Holy Prophet to pledge his allegiance to him) his head and his Beard were white like thughamah ”white plant e.g. white wormwood” . He (the Holy Prophet) commanded or the women were commanded by him that they should change this with something (that the colour of his hair should be changed). Sahih Muslim , book of pertaining to clothes and decoration.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

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Constituents (Chemical composition)

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Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

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