The notion of sagebrush it has several uses. The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) recognizes different meanings that are used in the field of botany.
In this way, we find that different species of plants bear this name. It is important to mention that mugwort and mugwort, as detailed in the RAE, are synonymous, with which the choice of one or another term to refer to vegetables is indistinct.
Tanacetum parthenium, a very popular mugwort
When talking about a mugwort it is possible to be alluding to the Tanacetum parthenium, a plant of the family group of the compounds that is also known as silver button, saints flower, holy grass, magarza, chamomile or feverfew.
This sagebrush, whose herbaceous stem can reach a height of one meter, is characterized by its fragrance. Its leaves are white and greenish and its flowers are whitish and yellow.
It is a perennial plant that is distributed in many European countries and has been successfully introduced to the American continent. As for his medicinal use, due to its active components, it is attributed antipyretic properties and benefits in the treatment of digestive disorders and headache.
A medicinal plant native to Peru
The Ambrosia peruviana is another plant that receives the name of mugwort, although it is also known as wild ragweed, mugwort, maki or camphor according to region. It can measure about 1.5 meters and its leaves resemble those of the aforementioned Tanacetum parthenium.
Regarding the medicinal properties of this native species of the Peruvian territory, its active principles make it effective to relieve inflammations and bruises. It is also used as a disinfectant and as a stimulant.
The bastard mugwort
Among the sagebrush we also find the bastard mugwort, also called yarrow, feather flower, wild parsley, milefolio, woodpecker grass or cat’s tail, among others Names. At the scientific level it was baptized Achillea millefolium.
This herb may have one or more stems, dividing leaves, and whitish or red flowers in corymbs. Its growth occurs mainly in the Mediterranean and in Asia.
A greek goddess
Sagebrush was the name of one of the twelve deities that made up the Olympus according to mythology of the Ancient Greece. Also mentioned as Artemis or Delia, it was the daughter of Leto Y Zeus, being Apollo his twin brother.
For the Greeks, Sagebrush was the goddess of maidens, virginity, wild animals and hunting. His equivalent goddess in Roman mythology was Diana.
TO Sagebrush it used to be represented with a bow and arrows or accompanied by hunting dogs. This divinity appears in the Iliad of Homer, for instance.
Artemisa in Cuba
A Cuban province created in 2011 has the name of Sagebrush. This administrative division arose from the disappearance of the Havana province and added municipalities of Pinewood of the river.
The capital of this area is also called Sagebrush. The city It has about 60,000 inhabitants and is home to a university founded in 2012 that has four faculties.