Other Word Forms of Moxa
Origin of Moxa
From Chinese 艾 (mogusa, “mugwort"). It is also used in Japanese with u not strongly pronounced, leading to its disappearance and the devoicing of the plosive. First used by Hermann Buschoff, a Dutch minister in Batavia, who wrote the first book about this remedy in 1674.
Japanese mogusa moeru to burn kusa herb
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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