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Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

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 Mugwort Seeds, Organic
(Artemisia vulgaris) 

Mugwort has more than 100 components, including essential oil that contains camphor, flavonoids, tannins and linalool. The flowers of the mugwort contain alpha and beta carotene, as well as beta-sitosterol.

To release the medicinal properties of the herb, mugwort tea may be made by steeping 1 teaspoon of the dried mugwort flower in about a cup of boiling water. Mugwort tea is recommended to be taken in mouthful doses throughout the day. Pregnant women should avoid taking mugwort or mugwort tea.

 

The following are the healthy benefits attributed to mugwort tea:

  • Mugwort Tea may relieve flatulence and bloating.

  • Mugwort Tea may help intestinal worms.

  • Mugwort Tea may help combat asthma.

  • Mugwort Tea may help clean toxins from the blood.

  •  Mugwort Tea may help complement treatments on diseases of the brain.

  • Mugwort Tea enhances digestion by stimulating the secretion of gastric juices.

 

Growing.

Herbaceous Perennial growing to 1.2m by 0.7m  It is in flower from July to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.

One of the most useful members of the Artemisia family. Vivid dream inducer. Not good when planted next to other garden plants it has a growth retarding effect. Roots and leaves exude a toxic substance. The soluble toxin, Absinthin soaks into the soil near the nearby plant offering harmful effects.

  • Plant 2 feet apart.

  • Grows 3 to 4 feet tall.

     

     

    Folklore:

    Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is a big bushy plant with creeping rhizome has a memorable, enticing aroma and purple-red flowers which bloom in late summer.  Both leaves and root are used medicinally.  Leaves are collected as the plant comes into bloom and dried in the shade.  Whole branches can be hung in the house to dry and give off their wonderful aroma.
     
    This is an ancient magical plant, once known as the Mother-of-Herbs.  It is one of the nine herbs used to repel demons and venoms in pre-Christian times. Stuffed in pillows to induce prophetic dreams. Culinary, medicinal.
     
    Mugwort is best known for its effect on psychic ability, astral travel and divination. It can used as an incense (on charcoal) and burned while you are scrying or meditating. Crystals or other divination tools could be stored with dried mugwort to enhance their power.
     
    Uses include appetite; digestion; visionary dreams; clairvoyance; protection; travel stamina/safety; consecrate divinatory tools; add power to scrying tools.  The magickal properties of natural herbs are used  by doctors in alternative healing practices.