Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris - from Hungary. Mugwort is helpful in gaining strength, introspection, discovering inner resources, and receiving direction from the subconscious. Considered a magical plant in Asia and Europe, Mugwort was often worn and then burned to transfer a person's suffering into the fire.
Mugwort is still used today to treat digestive problems, aid in normal menstrual flow, and to relieve tension and depression. Using Mugwort as incense works very well in the evening and is helpful for a good night's sleep. It's known for its warming, relaxing and calming effects.
Synonyms: wormwood, felon herb, Chinese moxa, midge plant, Bollan bane
Origin: Northern Temperate regions
Parts Used: dried leaves
Aroma Description: dry, woody, green, herbaceous, leather-like
Emotional Attributes: warming, relaxation, sleep, strengthening, cleansing/purifying,
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy
Culinary Uses: used in China and Japan to flavor and color rice cakes and dumplings. Also used for teas. In Europe, Mugwort is used to flavor eel, carp, geese, duck, pork and mutton.
Medicinal Attributes: tonic herb which acts as a digestive stimulant, diuretic, and nerve tonic. It's used to treat depression, digestive worm or parasite infections, and menstrual complaints. Widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for the female reproductive system, nervous complaints, and as a wash for fungal infections.
*Warning: Avoid if Pregnant*
Element Association: Earth
Magical Associations: healing, protection, awareness
Astrological Association: Libra
Planetary Association: Sun
Season: Spring, Summer
Aromatic Note: Middle note
Essential Oil: Yes, sold as Wormwood oil, steam distilled. The oil is banned in many countries due to the addictive nature of the chemical thujone, which is present in the oil. Much of today's oil is without thujone and experiencing a revival of this ancient herb.
*Warning - Avoid if pregnant*
Mixes Well With: lavender, oakmoss, patchouli, pine needles, rosemary, sage-white, sage-desert, tonka beans, vanilla, clary sage, etc.
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Per ounce/28 grams $2.75
Per 4 ounces/112 grams $10.45
Per 1/2 pound/224 grams $20.00
Per pound/448 grams $37.00