Moxa meaning

mŏksə
A cone or cylinder prepared from the dried leaves of certain plants, especially mugwort, placed on the skin and ignited in order to produce counterirritation.
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Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) used as a cauterizing agent or counterirritant in moxibustion.
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A cone or cylinder prepared from the dried leaves of certain plants, especially mugwort, placed on the skin and ignited in order to produce counterirritation.
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Mugwort root, as used in moxibustion.
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Any other plant used in moxibustion.
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Origin of moxa

  • Japanese mogusa moeru to burn kusa herb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary