Mugwort is used for

Mugwort Herbal Uses. The mugwort plant has been used as an anthelminthic, so it is sometimes confused with wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). The downy hairs on the underside of the leaves can be scraped off and used as effective tinder.

Mugwort has also been used therapeutically to relieve sleeplessness.

The composition of mugwort essential oil can vary depending on the genus of plant selected, its habitat, as well as the part of the plant extracted and the season of its harvest. Its main components can include camphor, cineole, α- and β-thujone, artemisia ketone (CAS: 546-49-6), borneol and bornyl acetate as well as a wide variety of other phenols, terpenes, and aliphatic compounds.

The presence and concentration of thujone varies largely by species, as well as the climactic, and soil conditions where the plant is grown.

All parts of the plant contain essential oils with all-purpose insecticidal properties (especially in the killing of insect larvae).

This is best used in a weak infusion, but use on garden plants is not recommended, as it also reduces plant growth.

  • Tincture or Extract: taken orally to help fevers, stomach aches, liver complications, colds and coughs.[15][16]
  • Essential Oil: studies relate various compounds within Mugwort oil to effects on blood pressure, tumor growth, and menstrual cycle, as well as anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, and antimicrobial effects.

Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam. Other processes include expression, solvent extraction, sfumatura, absolute oil extraction, resin tapping, wax embedding, and cold pressing.

They are used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, air fresheners and other products, for flavoring food and drink, and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.

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How much Mugwort can you drink a day?

Mugwort Herbal Uses. Aerial parts of mugwort (i.e., dried leaf and stem) are used to prepare infusions, tinctures, and fluid extract.
Traditionally, 0.2 g to 2.4 g of dried aerial parts, 3 times per day was used in various preparations. The dose may vary in individuals. For long-term use, consult with me.
  1. Heat one cup of water in a teapot or in a small saucepan, bringing it to a boil.
  2. In a mug or pot, pour water over the chopped mugwort. Let the mugwort infuse for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Strain out the mugwort with a strainer, catching the remaining tea in a mug or pot.
  4. Sweeten with sweetener of choice and enjoy.
What not to mix with mugwort?
What you can’t mix with mugwort? There are some skincare ingredients that you should avoid mixing with mugwort.
These include acids, retinoids, and vitamin C. This is because mugwort extract can make these ingredients more potent and increase the risk of skin irritation.
What are the healing properties of mugwort tea?
Mugwort is also used to stimulate gastric juice and bile secretion. It is also used as a liver tonic; to promote circulation; and as a sedative. Other uses include the treatment of hysteria, epilepsy, and convulsions in children. Women take mugwort for irregular periods and other menstrual problems.


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