Artemisia maritima (Sea wormwood) is suitable for cold desert Himalayan region and grows well at an altitude of 4000 m. This plant is traditionally used as an insect repellent. The potential use of its essential oil, so far, has remained unexplored. The essential oil yield ranges between 0.3%-0.5%. The major constituents of the oil are 1,8 Cineole and Sesquiterpene Hydrocarbons.
Cost of cultivation : Rs. 50,000/ha
Gross return : Rs. 2,00,000/ha
Net profit : Rs. 1,50,000/ha