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Blanch leaves; add to soups or rice. These tasty leaves are an ingredient in kusa mochi, a Japanese confectionery. To store, refrigerate in a sealed container.
In China, this plant is known as huang hua ai. In Japan it is called yomogi. In Korea, it is called ssuk or tarae ssuk and is closely related to Dangun Sinhwa, legend of Gojoseon, the first Korean kingdom. Popular in Korean cuisine, it is also used as a medicine. It is used for making tteok (rice cake); jeon, a Korean style pancake; and ssuk kimchi, ssukguk, a soup made with ssuk.
Asiatic wormwood is primarily found in the eastern part of Asia, such as the Korean Peninsula, Japan and Mongolia. It also grows in China's northeast, north, east, southwest, Shaanxi and Gansu regions. Prolific and easy to naturalize and adapt, it grows wild in roadside grass. Moist fertile soil is its favorite home.