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Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) herb cut and sifted - Bulk.
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) herb cut and sifted -Bulk.
All of our bulk herbs are organic when available, otherwise herbs are wildcrafted and responsibly sourced.
Available in either increments of 2 oz or save 20% when you purchase a pound.
Make an infusion using 1 heaping teaspoon per cup of boiling water. Steep 15 minutes, covered. Strain. Dose: 1/2 cup of the infusion (tea) 1 times per day.
Avoid ingesting large amounts or using for extended periods, as either may adversely affect the nervous system. Avoid during pregnancy (but note that Mugwort can be used to speed labor, under the guidance of a qualified health-care practitioner). Also avoid while nursing. Contact with the plant may cause contact dermatitis in some people.
The genus name, Artemisia, is thought to have been given in honor of Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt and moon and patron to women, especially in matters of menstruation, pregnancy, labor, and menopause. The common name Mugwort references this plant's use as a flavoring agent for alcoholic beverages (consumed in mugs), especially beer, before the use of Hops.
Mugwort is an aromatic perennial that is native to Asia but cultivated worldwide. It can grow from 2 to 5 feet in height. The stems are grooved and hairy. The leaves are alternate, pinnate, and serrated, silvery above and tomentose below, with five to seven lobes. The flowers grow as numerous greenish yellow spikes. The plant's aroma is often described as 20 being a cross between that of Camphor and Sage. In the garden Mugwort requires well-drained soil, full sun to partial shade, and only moderate water; it will tolerate drought.
Although very bitter, Mugwort is edible. In Europe it has been used to flavor dishes such as dumplings, salads, soups, and meats. It also is sometimes used to flavor beer, liqueurs, vermouth, and vinegars. Eating a bit of Mugwort with a meal helps counteract the digestive distress that eating fatty foods can cause.
Legend says that Saint John the Baptist wore a girdle of Mugwort when he took to the wilderness. Mugwort is also sometimes used for "smudging," or burning the herb to purify an area. A sachet filled with dried Mugwort and placed in one's pillowcase inspires vivid dreams. Mugwort repels moths, cockroaches, and rodents (but if overused as an insecticide on plants can inhibit plant growth). It is sometimes smoked as a tobacco substitute. When dried, it makes excellent tinder for starting a fire.
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