moxa definition

  • noun:
    • A cone or cylinder of cotton fiber wool or other combustible material, placed on the skin and ignited being produce counterirritation.
    • Mugwort root, since found in moxibustion.
    • some other plant found in moxibustion.
    • A soft woolly size prepared from younger leaves of Artemisia Chinensis, and utilized as a cautery by burning it from the skin; therefore, any compound used in a like fashion, as cotton impregnated with niter, amadou.
    • A plant where it is acquired, esp. Artemisia Chinensis, and Artemisia moxa.
    • A soft downy compound ready in China and Japan from the youthful leaves of Artemisia Moxa, utilized as a cautery.
    • The plant from which it is obtained.
    • In medication, a vegetable compound, either cut or formed into a quick cylinder, which whenever ignited will burn off without fusing, used as a cautery or a counter-irritant by being placed on your skin.

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