Mugwort is an ancient herb with a deep history of culinary and ceremonial purposes. The herb was also traditionally used to counter respiratory & gastrointestinal complaints as well as topical infections. Mugwort herb has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It was traditionally used to treat epilepsy and some psychiatric disorders. An infusion of mugwort makes a great all purpose cleanser and insect repellant.
Mugwort is described as tasting like chrysanthemum flowers. It is traditionally used in tea blends, but beware that the thujone content in the leaf can be toxic in high dosages. It is a great source of vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium and zinc. It has also been said to enhance dreams when placed under your pillow at night.
Magical uses include: using mugwort water to cleanse ritual tools, dream pillows,
protective sachets, smudging herb, keeping unwelcome energies at bay.
- Infuse in oil or alcohol for use in cosmetics (lotions, ointments and liniments).
- Add to tea blends, alone or with other herbs.
- The hairy leaves may be used as tinder for fireplaces.
- May be used to repel insects.
- Use in herbal incense blends.
Origin: Eastern Europe
Active compounds: Coumarin, Triterpenes, Sesquiterpene lactone, Volatile oil
Other names: St. John's Plant, Sailor's Tobacco, Cronewort, Felon Herb, Old Uncle Henry, Chornobylnik, Chrysanthemum Weed, Common Wormwood, Wild Wormwood.
Storage: Store in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
Please be aware mugwort is in the daisy family, so those allergic to daisies may have a sensitivity to mugwort. Do not use during pregnancy. May be toxic at high doses.
The information contained in this listing is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.
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