Plant ID forum: Need help identifying this plant, thought to have medicinal use

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zadors
Aug 24, 2017 1:07 PM CST
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islander
Aug 24, 2017 8:21 PM CST
Do you have any more photos of the leaves of the plant?
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Lithuania (i don't know if it'
zadors
Aug 25, 2017 5:40 AM CST
These are the leaves, brushed off from the stem and a bit dried up. They have a very fragrant smell
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purpleinopp
Aug 25, 2017 10:52 AM CST
These stems look more like inflorescences covered with blooms, rather than foliage.
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greene
Aug 25, 2017 12:42 PM CST
As much as I would like to answer your question, the photos are not helping much. Please, can you go back to wherever you harvested this and take photos of the entire plant, the leaves, etc.

There are over 300 medicinal plants used in Lithuanian folk medicine so...I'm still looking down the list to try to match the photos. More photos would help.

Also, since you say the plant is thought to have medicinal use, for what condition is it normally used? That would narrow the search a bit. Thank You!
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Lithuania (i don't know if it'
zadors
Aug 25, 2017 1:15 PM CST
Sorry for the lack of quality in the photos.

This plant was given to my grandmother - i can't take the photo of the entire thing, sadly. Since my grandma received it, no one could identify it (been a year or so) - be it family, friends, entire village, or even our country's top-notch herbal expert, well-known amongst herb enthusiasts.Because of that, i don't think it's native to Lithuania.

As for it's medicinal uses - we call this plant's seed tea the "Antibiotics-like" tea. It seems to be curing or preventing from furthering cold's symptoms - sneezing, drippy nose, fever.

I hope you can help me, i'll help you to do that as much as i can in any way.

Providing more photos even though they don't reveal as much
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Name: greene
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greene
Aug 25, 2017 4:49 PM CST
Thanks for the additional photos. Even though I did not learn more about the plant I learned that we have something in common. We both wear the same kind of shoes. Rolling on the floor laughing

Knowing that the medicinal benefit is antibiotics-like tea is helpful to narrow down the search. I will keep looking.
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Name: greene
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greene
Aug 25, 2017 5:11 PM CST
Artemisia absinthium/Absinth/Absentas?

Edited to add:
Artemisia cina aka Levant Wormseed/Sirdys?
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Name: Janine
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janinilulu
Aug 25, 2017 6:35 PM CST
Artemisia annua?
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zadors
Aug 26, 2017 2:21 AM CST
It does in fact seem like it's Artemisia annua. Thank you guys so much! Thank You!

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