Mugwort is the cousin of Wormwood and St John's Wort, but with slightly different chemical constituents.This tall and hardy plant was named for the Greek Goddess of the moon “Artemis”, in respect of this herb’s benefits to women’s health – especially in menstruation, childbirth and the menopause. Historically it has been used as an herbal inhibitor for menstrual cycles and to provide relief from symptoms of the menopause. It was considered the universal herb for protection and prophecy – also used for pain, healing, psychic powers and lucid dreaming. Mugwort is a uterine tonic and an emmenagogue (a substance that stimulates or increases menstrual flow), a choleretic – a substance that increases the volume of secretion of bile from the liver, helping to transport and release toxins whilst providing great benefit to the digestive system, and also a chologogue – a substance that stimulates the flow of bile from the liver
Mugwort leaves can be made into a tea by infusing the leaves in boiling water for 10 minutes. Use 1-3 teaspoon of the leaves to 1 cup of boiling water.
Precautions: Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
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