Origin of moxa
- Japanese mogusa moeru to burn kusa herb
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Chinese è‰¾ (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.