Updated: Nov 24, 2019
Also called wild wormwood
Mugwort is a perennial herb native to europe, asia, and northern africa. It pollinates mainly from july to september, although it may flower throughout the year, depending on the climate.
Applicable parts used
Symbolizes travel and the overcoming of fatigue
Organs & systems affected
Assist those who desire to gain a higher yet stable body-soul consciousness
Mechanism of action
Abortifacient, allergenic, analgesic, antibacterial, antidote, opium, antiepileptic , antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitif, bitter, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, antifungal, hypoglycemic, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, and tonic
Slightly bitter; cooling and drying
Volatile oils, coumarins, hydroxy-coumarins, lipohilic flavonoids, vulgarin, prunasin, and triterpenes
Mugwort is traditionally used for gastrointestinal (gi) problems such as colic, diarrhea, constipation, cramps, weak digestion, worm infestations, and persistent vomiting. It is also used for liver dysfunction, menstrual problems, and irregular periods.
Precaution & adverse reactions
No reported side affects
No reaction reported.
Pregnancy and lactation
Mugwort is though to have abortifacient and uterine stimulant effects. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Herbal infusion: 1-2 tsp of dry herb up to 3 x daily as tolerated
Our favorite pairings
Ginger, raspberry leaf, chaste tree berry, wild yam and oats
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Pursell, jj. The herbal apothecary: 100 medicinal herbs and how to use them. Timber press. Kindle edition.