Yin chen refers to the plant species Artemisia capillaris or Artemisia scoparia. It has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM).

Yin chen contains chemicals that stimulate bile flow and protect the liver. These chemicals might also kill cancer cells and viruses. The oils in yin chen might kill fungus and bacteria.

People use yin chen for asthma, liver disease, menstrual cramps, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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