Throughout history, Mugwort has been used for rituals and a variety of health and well being needs. It has been known to relieve joint pain, depression, protects from psychic attacks during sleep, balances the reproductive system of women, and has been used in moxibustion to help turn breech babies. Mugwort contains high levels of antioxidants, and can alleviate digestive and intestinal issues. Those on the West Coast know Mugwort as a remedy for Poison Oak. We love it for its ability to regulate menstrual cycles and support women’s health.
From root to tip, the entire plant has medicinal properties. Mugwort contains an essential oil that is found in the flowering tops. This plant is easily grown and multiplies quickly. Though it is known to be a gentle plant, Mugwort is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Since it is a ragweed, allergies to its pollen are not uncommon. We don’t recommend using Mugwort for longer than a week at a time. We like to drink it as a tea or make it into an oil tincture where we can massage it onto the belly for some relief!
We hope you enjoy getting to know this special plant!