Mugwort tea

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.
Mugwort Tea
Steep 1 tbsp of dry herb in 1 cup of hot water for 3-5 min.

Artemisia Lemonade:
3 cups cold Artemisia (Mugwort) tea
1 lemon
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?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_parasites_of_humans

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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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2 Responses to Mugwort tea

  1. The history of mugwort in Western witchcraft goes back to the 10th century, when it is mentioned in the “Nine Herbs Charm” as a mighty, powerful healing plant (1). It’s been used in Europe to flavor beer before hops became popular, and is used in the Chinese acupuncture technique of moxibustion. Mugwort was used by the Native Americans to repel ghosts (2). It is generally regarded as safe, for the Japanese and some Hawaiians use it to flavor rice cakes, and it’s used as a culinary herb in Korea and Europe. Fortunately for us Artemisiaphiles, it is one of the most common weeds in temperate sections of North America, and there may even be some in your yard.

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