What exactly is mugwort? Well, outside of sounding like it should be in the pages of the “Harry Potter” series, it’s a root-based perennial plant that goes by many different names. Most importantly, it’s been shown to help fight serious diseases and maladies, from cancer to joint pain.
You may often hear mugwort referred to by other names, such as felonherb, green ginger or common (wild) wormwood.
For millennia, mugwort has been a source for flavoring beverages and food and has also been used for its beneficial properties. There is much traditional folklore surrounding the plant and it has been reported to encourage dreaming. Artemisia vulgaris is an aromatic plant that grows along creek banks and waysides. This member of the Asteraceae family is known for the silvery shine underneath its leaves.
Mugwort herb is commonly brewed into mugwort tea and can also be used as incense, incorporated into dream pillows, and infused into botanical vinegars.
Mugwort is a common plant in the British Isles; its angular, purple stalks growing more than three feet in height. It bears dark green leaves with cottony down undersides. Roman soldiers were known to put mugwort in their sandals to keep their feet from getting tired. it has been believed that John the Baptist wore a girdle of mugwort in the wilderness for protection. Other magical attributes include protection for road weary travelers, and general protection against the evils of the spirit realms.
Historically, it was used as a herbal inhibitor for women’s menstrual cycles and helped provide menopause relief. The plant contains high levels of antioxidants, which help to alleviate digestive and intestinal issues like ulcers, vomiting, nausea and constipation. It’s even been known to elicit intense and vivid dreams.
Dr. Axe has a great Article you can Check out HERE with more historical in detail information on mugworts benefits. To bullet a few he talks about…
Reversing Breech Birth Position
Soothing and Treating Joint Pain
Flavoring Beers of the Past and the Present
Attacking Cancerous Cells and Malaria
Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
we offer Mugwort as dried loose leaf tea, or as burning sticks.
you can make a tea from it. It’s in the mint family and taste’s great. It has healing powers for indigestion, a fever reducer if you boil tea and use as a compress on head, you can use a steam pot for colds, throw it in a salad , burn in the fire for incense and other healing benefits.
we offer this in dried loose leaf form or in burning sticks as well.