MUGWORT Artemisia vulgaris
Mugwort is a perennial plant known by several names, another of which is Wormwood.
It's a native of Asia, Northern Europe and parts of North America. Throughout ancient times this herb was considered the "universal herb for protection and prophecy". Roman soldiers would place mugwort inside their sandals to promote endurance on long marches, which is why it's also been known as the "traveller's herb for protection".
The plant contains high levels of antioxidants and in modern herbalism has been used to assist with digestive and intestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, even ulcers. It's also used to stimulate / ease menstruation, act as a liver tonic, relax the nervous system and assist with worm infestation.
Mugwort can be brewed as a tea on it's own or blended with other herbs. The leaves can also be smoked for a relaxing affect. It’s even been known to elicit intense and vivid dreams.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MUGWORT
Pregnant and breast feeding women should not use this herb.
Those who experience allergic reactions to certain plants or foods should also avoid this herb.
Consume in moderation. If you are under 18, pregnant or nursing, elderly, on medication or suffering from a medical condition, we advise that you consult your doctor/medical practitioner prior to consuming this herbal tea. It is your duty of care to seek professional medical advice before relying only on the benefits of herbs/teas for health purposes.