Last Call for Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris)!

artemisia in flowerIt’s still can be found around, it makes delicious tea.
Artemisia was named after Artemis, Greek virgin Goddess of wilderness and hunting. Also known as Sweet wormwood, Qing Hao. Belongs to Aster family Asteracea, this is one of the most abundant weeds in parks, side roads and gardens.
Medicinal: Mugwort tea has general cooling and calming effect on the body, help reduce fever, headache, dizziness, stifling sensation in the chest. Stops bleeding – nosebleed due to heat in the blood. According to Chinese Medicine, affects meridians of Gall Bladder, Kidney and Leaver. Considered to be bitter and cold.
Promotes proper digestion by normalizing bile production. Helps to regulate menstruation. Used as bath for rheumatism and aching tired legs.
Used against parasites, and to purify the body of toxins. Fresh juice is helpful in reliving poison ivy rash.
Dry bunches of herb repels bedbugs and moth since 1 century AD or earlier, therefore its Germanic name “mugwort”.
In the Middle Ages Mugwort was hung over the door to protect house from evil spirits and bad people. Also, it was believed that sleeping on the pillow full of Mugwort would cause to see your future in your dreams. In my experience, fragrant Mugwort pillow helps me to sleep better.
Best time to collect when in flower.
Do not use in excess.

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About Anya Pozdeeva, vifarms

Vertically Integrated Urbarn Aquaponics, Permaponics, Permaculture and Sustainable Living, New York Style! www.vifarms.com
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