Botanical name: Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort)
Native to: Temperate regions in the Northern Hemisphere
Contraindications: Not suited for young children, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Actions: Antiseptic and digestive tonic to improve appetite, nutrient absorption and gut function. Old remedy to aid epilepsy, hysteria, gall-bladder and spleen function.
Description: In traditional Western medicine the use of mugwort was well-known and was
believed to help women during childbirth and to stimulate the uterus for menstruation.
Most notably, mugwort can be utilized as antiseptic and assist digestive troubles. Due to its bitter qualities it can stimulate appetite, increase nutrient absorption, aid the breakdown of fats and improve digestive function overall. It has been noted to increase bile juices, assist spleen function and to help with intestinal worm infections. Additionally, mugwort can help release tension and improve the lucidity of dreams.
In Chinese medicine the leaves are burnt to extract moxa which aids the release of vital energy and is commonly used in acupuncture.
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