Mugwort is a common name for several species of aromatic plants in the genus Artemisia. In Europe, mugwort most often refers to the species Artemisia vulgaris, or common mugwort. While other species are sometimes referred to by more specific common names, they may be called simply "mugwort" in many contexts. It is also found in Japan and Japanese mugwort is known as yomogi. Mugworts are used medicinally, especially in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean traditional medicine. Some mugworts have also found a use in modern medicine. They are also used as an herb to flavor food. In Korea, mugworts were also used for plain, non-medicinal consumption; in South Korea, mugworts, called ssuk, are still used as a staple ingredient in many dishes including rice cakes and soup.
Mugwort contains volatile oil, flavonoids, a sesquiterpene lactone, coumarin derivatives and triterpenes. It is recommended for people who want to cleanse the body. When added to the bath, it relieves the effects of rheumatic disease and its intense aroma has a relaxing effect.
Other properties of mugwort:
- can stimulate the secretion of bile and enzymes in the digestive tract - can support normal intestinal peristalsis and reduce gas within the intestines - can support the liver function - can stabilize the processes of menstruation and menopause - can soothe nervous tension, calm down and help you fall asleep peacefully
PREPARATION AND DOSAGE: 1. Heat water 2. Add 1 teaspoon of herb 3. Place tea in cup and pour water over the herb 4. Brew covered for about 10-15 minutes 5. Strain it and drink it 1-2 times a day. 6. Enjoy!
It should not be used by lactating women as this herb can pass through milk to the infant.
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