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Ai Ye (Artemisia Mugwort Leaf)


This traditional Chinese herb is known for its ability to support healthy skin and is commonly used in Chinese medicine to promote wound healing, support healthy digestion, and promote overall well-being. Our premium-grade Ai Ye is sourced directly from China and is guaranteed to be of the highest quality. Ai Ye is also known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, it can be used to alleviate digestive discomfort, skin irritation, and it can also be used to support the healing process of minor cuts and scrapes. Try it today in the form of a tea, tincture, or as a culinary herb and experience the difference in your body's natural balance. 

High Quality Ai Ye : What does it look like?

High-quality Ai Ye (Artemisia argyi) as being a dried leaf that is dark green in color, with a strong, pungent aroma. The leaves should be intact and whole, not broken or crushed, and free of any impurities or debris.

How is Ai Ye prepared and processed?

Also known as Folium Artemisiae Argyi, Ai Ye is native to China and other parts of Asia. The optimal growing conditions for Ai Ye include: full sun or partial shade, well-drained soil and a moist environment, and a temperature range of 15 to 30 °C (59 to 86 °F).

The plant is a perennial herb that can grow up to 1 meter tall. It has narrow, green leaves and small yellow-white flowers. The leaves and stems of the plant are used for medicinal purposes and known for its warming and anti-inflammatory properties. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ai Ye, also known as mugwort leaf, is processed by drying and then cut into small pieces. The dried leaves can be used for decoctions, powders, or pills. The dried mugwort leaf is also often made into a tea or used as a fumigant. In TCM, Ai Ye is considered to have warming properties and is used to regulate menstruation, alleviate pain, and treat skin conditions. 

Popular Recipe for Ai Ye

One of the most popular recipes is Ai Ye Tofu, which is a simple yet flavorful dish that highlights the herb's unique taste and aroma.


  • 1 lb of firm tofu
  • 1 cup of Ai Ye (mugwort leaf), washed and chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Drain the tofu and cut it into small cubes.
  2. In a pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the minced garlic and stir fry until fragrant.
  4. Add the chopped Ai Ye (mugwort leaf) to the pan and stir fry for 1-2 minutes until it is wilted.
  5. Add the tofu to the pan and stir fry for another 2-3 minutes until it is heated through.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve the Ai Ye tofu as a side dish or as a main dish with rice.

Note: You can also add other ingredients such as mushrooms, vegetables, or meat to the dish to make it more substantial.

It's worth noting that Ai Ye is not commonly used in Western cuisine and can be hard to find. It's also considered a medicinal herb and some people may be allergic to it, so it's important to use it with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Safety Precautions for the use of Ai Ye

While it is considered safe when used as directed, there are some general safety precautions to keep in mind when using Ai Ye:

  • Consult a qualified healthcare professional before using Ai Ye, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as asthma, allergies, or a history of seizures.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage on the product label.
  • Ai Ye may interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners and blood pressure medication, so consult with a healthcare professional before using ifyou are on any medications.
  • Keep Ai Ye away from children and pets, as it can be dangerous if ingested in large amounts.
  • Avoid using Ai Ye if you have a history of allergic reactions to plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae family, which includes chamomile, ragweed, and daisies.
  • Do not use Ai Ye for long periods of time, as it may cause liver damage.
  • Ai Ye should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. If you experience any adverse reactions, seek immediate medical attention.

It is important to note that this is a general guideline and it’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional or herbalist to determine the right dosage and usage for you. 

Additional Comments about Ai Ye

Ai Ye is commonly called Mugwort, and the foliage of this specific species of Artemesia is bitter and acrid in flavor and warm in energy. Artemesia is often used by acupuncturists in a process called moxibustion. 

It has bitter, acrid, and warm properties and enters the Spleen, Liver, and Kidney channels. 

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