Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mugwort - Monograph

Common Name – Mugwort
Botanical Name – Artemisia vulgaris
Parts Used – Leaves and Root
Active Constituents – Volatile oil, vulgarin, flavonoids, triterpenes.
So what is Mugwort good for?
Therapeutic properties – Bitter tonic, stimulant, nervine tonic, emmenagogue, laxative and diaphoretic.
Mugwort can be used to assist digestion and help people who suffer from constipation. It can be used to help calm the nerves and help to regulate menstruation
Tincture – take 20 – 80 drops three times a day
Tea – drink three cups a day
How do you make a Mugwort tea? Add one heaping teaspoon to a cup of boiling water and let it brew for ten minutes. Strain out the used herb and drink.
Mugwort should not be used during pregnancy.    
Some people are allergic to Mugwort 

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