A. Chinensis. A native of China, chiefly remarkable as the plant used in the preparation of the Moxa in the East.
The Moxa was formerly much esteemed in Rheumatic Affections, Paralysis, r,nd Diseases of the Joints, but it has fallen into comparative disuse. The actual cautery is a more certain and efficacious application in those cases in which it is necessary to have recourse to such powerful measures. (See Moxa, part ii.)