In his revolutionary permaculture book “One Straw Revolution”, the author, Fukuoka, mentioned that he was sipping Mugwort tea, while meeting Japanese officials at his famous farm. I decided to follow the example of this noble man and have discovered the inner bueaty of this very common weed.
Because of its cooling effect on the body, Mugwort makes a wonderful summer drink in form of tea or Artemisia Lemonade.
In winter, it is delicious hot with honey or in combination with other herbs.
A flowering Mugwort stem makes interesting flavoring for red wine or vodka. Simply place dried stem with flowers attached into the bottle and age for a week. The result is pleasant and unique bitter-sweet flavor.
Steep 1 tbsp of dry herb in 1 cup of hot water for 3-5 min.
3 cups cold Artemisia (Mugwort) tea
Sugar or honey to taste
Dissolve sweetener in Mugwort tea wile it is warm. Add juice of 1 lemon and some ice cubes. This makes a great mixer as well.
For medicinal purposes, Mugwort taken as tea- 1 tbsp. dry herb/ 1/2 cup of water. It has slightly bitter taste. The tea helps to purge parasites from the body. We are not conventionally tested for parasites, including possible ameba in your brain; how do you know you are parasite-free?