Name: Shih

Scientific name: Artemisia inculta

Type: Herb

Color: Green

Habitat: Roadsides

Size: 60 cm

Conservation status:



Family: Asteraceae
Growth form: Perennial herb. Flowering. May. Status: Native. Rare. Not in other Gulf areas. Habitat & distribution: Recorded by Batanouny at a single location along the road N of Doha, in a small depression. Uses: The plant is known to have anti-microbial properties and is used as an antiseptic and an insecticide. Rizk & Ghazaly list many medicinal uses, including treatment for stomach complaints, coughs, bronchitis and to cure nervous troubles.