Mugwort Herbal Remedies
Mugwort is a mild bile-promoting herb used as a tonic when there is difficulty digesting fatty or protein foods and as a general remedy for mild indigestion. It is also used following influenza to help promote the appetite and restore energy. Mugwort is useful for amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea, and the fresh juice is applied externally for poison oak. Mugwort is commonly used in moxibustion to increase blood circulation and relieve pain. Mugwort has a taste of BITTER, ACRID, AROMATIC and a temperature of COOL.
Mugwort Proper Dose
|Mugwort Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Mugwort Tincture||20-30 drops 2-3 x daily|
Mugwort Reference Information
|Latin Name||Artemisia vulgaris|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb for tea.|
|Affects||Blood, Digestive system, Liver|
|Cautions||Avoid during pregnancy; don't use the tincture for more than 10 days, up to several times a year; the tea is safe to use longer-term.|
|Botanical Info||An aromatic, erect herb with grayish-green toothed leaves and short sprays or spikes of tiny greenish flowers.|
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