Artemisia moxa
Moxa Mox"a, n. [A corruption of Japan. mogusa (pronounced mongsa), an escharotic made from the plant yomigi: cf. F. moxa.] 1. (Med.) A soft woolly mass prepared from the young leaves of {Artemisia Chinensis}, and used as a cautery by burning it on the skin; hence, any substance used in a like manner, as cotton impregnated with niter, amadou. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A plant from which this substance is obtained, esp. {Artemisia Chinensis}, and {Artemisia moxa}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Moxa — Mox a, n. [A corruption of Japan. mogusa (pronounced mongsa), an escharotic made from the plant yomigi: cf. F. moxa.] 1. (Med.) A soft woolly mass prepared from the young leaves of {Artemisia Chinensis}, and used as a cautery by burning it on the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Artemisia Chinensis — Moxa Mox a, n. [A corruption of Japan. mogusa (pronounced mongsa), an escharotic made from the plant yomigi: cf. F. moxa.] 1. (Med.) A soft woolly mass prepared from the young leaves of {Artemisia Chinensis}, and used as a cautery by burning it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Artemisia Chinensis — Moxa Mox a, n. [A corruption of Japan. mogusa (pronounced mongsa), an escharotic made from the plant yomigi: cf. F. moxa.] 1. (Med.) A soft woolly mass prepared from the young leaves of {Artemisia Chinensis}, and used as a cautery by burning it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moxa treatment — ▪ medicine also called  Moxibustion,         traditional medical practice that originated in China and thence spread to Japan and other Asian countries. It is performed by burning small cones of dried leaves on certain designated points of the… …   Universalium

  • moxa — /mok seuh/, n. 1. a flammable substance or material obtained from the leaves of certain Chinese and Japanese wormwood plants, esp. Artemisia moxa. 2. this substance or a similar one of cotton, wool, or the like, placed on the skin usually in the… …   Universalium

  • moxa — mox•a [[t]ˈmɒk sə[/t]] n. a flammable substance obtained from the leaves of certain Chinese and Japanese wormwood plants, esp. Artemisia moxa, and used as a counterirritant • Etymology: 1670–80; by uncert. mediation < Japn mogusa=mo(y) e burn… …   From formal English to slang

  • moxa — /ˈmɒksə/ (say moksuh) noun 1. a wormwood, Artemisia moxa, of eastern Asia. 2. a downy preparation made from the leaves of this plant or from other similar species, used in moxibustion. 3. (in Buddhism) the practice of burning small scars onto the …   Australian English dictionary

  • moxa — n. a downy substance from the dried leaves of Artemisia moxa etc., burnt on the skin in oriental medicine as a counterirritant. Etymology: Jap. mogusa f. moe kusa burning herb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moxa (Therapie) — Moxa Zigarre und Moxa Hütchen Moxibustion, auch Moxa Therapie oder kurz Moxen, bezeichnet den Vorgang der Erwärmung von speziellen Punkten, wie sie in der Traditionellen Chinesischen Medizin (TCM) beschrieben werden. Moxibustion wird dort bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Artemisĭa [3] — Artemisĭa (A. L., Beifuß), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Compositae Anthemideae Artemisieae, 2. Ordn. 19. Kl. L.; mit meistens weiblichen Randblüthen in einer Reihe u. zwitterlichen od. seltener durch Fehlschlagen männlichen Scheibenblüthen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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