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  Mugwort Herbal Supplement from Herbal Extracts Plus
Mugwort is a native of temperate Europe and Asia and was introduced to the Americas, where it grows on roadsides, riverbanks and in vacant lots and waste places, thriving in well-drained, neutral-to-slightly-alkaline soil in sun and growing to a height of six feet.
Mugwort was important in Druidic and Anglo-Saxon times and was one of the nine sacred herbs given to the world by the god, Woden, that were used to repel evil and poisons.
Used externally, Mugwort has been used to alleviate bruises, the itching of poison oak and is said (probably because of its antiseptic qualities) to be good for abscesses, carbuncles, whitlows/felons (a painful purulent, pus-filled infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail).
www.herbalextractsplus.com /mugwort.cfm   (1330 words)

 Mugwort Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) also known as common artemisia, felon herb, St. John's herb, chrysanthemum weed, sailor's tobacco, and moxa is a perennial member of the Compositae family, and a close relative of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium L. Mugwort's generic name is from that of the Greek moon goddess Artemis, a patron of women.
Mugwort is a tall and hardy European native with stout, angular, slightly hairy stems tinged with a purple hue.
Mugwort acts as an emmenagogue, an agent that increases blood circulation to the pelvic area and uterus and stimulates menstruation.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0005/ai_2603000533   (949 words)

 Artemisia vulgaris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Middle Ages Mugwort was used as part of a herbal mixture called gruit, used in the flavouring of beer before the widespread introduction of hops.
Mugwort is used in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine in a pulverized, aged, and recompounded form called moxa.
Smoking of mugwort, or consumption of the plant or a tincture thereof, prior to sleeping is said to increase the intensity of dreams, the level of control, and to aid in the recall of dreams upon waking.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mugwort   (809 words)

The European conception of mugwort as a uterine stimulant is contradicted by Chinese usage, in which it is prescribed to prevent miscarriage and to reduce or stop menstrual bleeding.
Mugwort is also used in threatened miscarriage, but this should be under the super- vision of a qualified medical or herbal practitioner.
Mugwort is also used for infertility due to a cold womb, and for menstrual pain.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_mugwort.htm   (710 words)

 Medicinal, Magickal Mugwort
Mugwort is often used with other herbs, including angelica, lovage and gentian, as a flavoring for digestive stomach bitters and aperitifs, such as vermouth.
Mugwort was formed into wreaths and thrown on fires at the Summer Solstice to rid individuals of their maladies and afflictions.
Mugwort is also carried to increase lust and fertility, to prevent backache, and to cure disease and madness.
www.angelfire.com /il2/purpleflame/Herbs/mugwort.html   (1210 words)

 ACS :: Mugwort
Mugwort is a perennial flowering plant that is a member of the daisy family.
Mugwort is a perennial plant that is a member of the daisy family and a relative of ragweed.
Mugwort pollen is known to cause hay fever, which may also extend to ragweed due to their similarity.
www.cancer.org /docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Mugwort.asp   (816 words)

 Mugwort oil (Artemisia vulgaris).
Mugwort oil is extracted from Artemisia vulgaris of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family and is also known as Armoise, felon herb and St. Johns' plant.
Mugwort oil is toxic and is classified as an abortifacient and as an neurotoxin.
Mugwort oil should not be used in aromatherapy as it is considered to be toxic, a neurotoxin and an abortifacient.
www.essentialoils.co.za /essential-oils/mugwort.htm   (243 words)

 Mugwort - Artemisia douglasiana
Mugwort is an interesting plant deep with historical references, most dealing with psychic awareness and dreaming.
Mugwort is a member of the Sage family and is often used in place of the traditional White Sage in smudge sticks.
Mugwort acts as an emmenagogue, an agent that increases blood circulation to the pelvic area and the uterus.
www.itsmynature.net /Articles/Mugwort.html   (691 words)

 Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, Dreaming,
Mugwort is also used as a Warding herb (to repel/banish) negative energies, entities/spirits, wild beasts, weariness.
Mugwort in your shoes will help keep your strength up in long walks and generally protect you during a journey (hence the name Traveler’s herb).
Mugwort is considered feminine in nature and has been linked through out history has been used as remedy for women’s health.
altnature.com /thegarden/Mugwort.html   (1408 words)

 Mugwort has long been used with acupunture for heat treatment or moxibustion.
Mugwort Moon Magic is valued by midwives who use it to stimulate the uterus at the concluding stages of pregnancy and throughout the birthing process, as well as to facilitate lactation for the nursing mother.
Mugwort Moon Magic should be particularly considered for parts of the body which are lacking in circulation and appear blue or feel cold.
Mugwort has the unique capability of uniting lunar forces with solar forces and thus facilitates the integration of thoughts with feelings, clarity of psychic impressions and dream recall.
www.taoherbfarm.com /herbs/herbs/mugwort.htm   (2277 words)

 HON Allergy Glossary, Compositae Pollen
It is primarily the latter, for example ragweed and mugwort, which are involved in pollen-induced seasonal allergies.
Mugwort can reach heights of up to 2 meters (7 feet) and is characterised by quite small, yellow to reddish-brown flowers and a woody stem.
Mugwort is known to cross react with almost all members of the Compositae family, especially the ragweeds, as well as dandelions, sunflowers, chamomilla and all daisy-like flowers.
www.hon.ch /Library/Theme/Allergy/Glossary/compositae.html   (672 words)

 Mugwort Information and Mugwort Herbal Remedies
Mugwort is also used in China as a constituent of acupuncture treatment.
Mugwort is primarily used in Chinese herbal medicine to prevent miscarriage and reduce menstrual bleeding.
Mugwort is a perennial that grows three feet high.
www.herbco.com /bulk_herbs/Mugwort.php   (257 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Mugwort - Herb Profile and Information
The Mugwort is closely allied to the Cornmon Wormwood, but may be readily distinguished by the leaves being white on the under-surfaces only and by the leaf segments being pointed, not blunt.
Mugwort root is generally about 8 inches long, woody, beset with numerous thin and tough rootlets, 2 to 4 inches long, and about 1/12 inch thick.
As a nervine, Mugwort is valued in palsy, fits, epileptic and similar affections, being an old-fashioned popular remedy for epilepsy (especially in persons of a feeble constitution).
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/m/mugwor61.html   (1243 words)

 Mugwort Grove: Why Mugwort?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Mugwort is naturalized in Canada and the Atlantic states of the U.S., where it frequents old fields and gardens, roadsides, and waste places.
Mugwort is botanically related to tarragon, and in addition to being made into tea, is sometimes employed as an aromatic culinary herb, such as in stuffing for roasted geese.
Medicinal uses for mugwort were based on its stimulant and tonic properties in the nervous system, and its stimulating effects on the uterus (for induction of menstruation, or in very large doses, abortion), kidneys, and sweat glands.
www.mugwortgrove.org /html/3--why_mugwort.htm   (518 words)

 Starcrafts - Mugwort
Mugwort is also burned with sandalwood or wormwood during scrying rituals, and a mugwort infusion is drunk (sweetened with honey) before divination.
In a building, mugwort prevents elves and "evil thynges" from entering, and bunches of mugwort are used in Japan by the Ainus to exorcise spirits of disease who are though to hate the odor.
Mugwort is carried to increase lust and fertility, to prevent backache, and to cure disease and madness.
www.starcraftsob.com /brewin/mugwort.shtml   (277 words)

Mugwort has been worn on the body to protect travellers from wild animals and thieves, and is placed in the shoes to keep up strength while travelling.
Mugwort is considered a sacred herb of Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon, the hunt, and chastity, which gives it its scientific name.
Mugwort is readily obtainable in the wild; it's non-native in North America so you don't need to worry about overharvesting if you live here (though it may still be illegal to harvest from public lands, check your local laws).
www.nyctophilia.net /plants/mugwort.htm   (1055 words)

 Mugwort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In China, mugwort is harvested at the end of spring or in early summer, when the leaves are growing vigorously but flowers have not yet bloomed.
And a preparation of mugwort leaves and kochia fruit is applied to itching lesions on the skin.
Crushed fresh mugwort leaves were placed over warts in a clinical trial; some of the warts fell off within 10 days.
www.angelfire.com /biz3/nutramedic/mugwort.html   (223 words)

 Mugwort Grove: By-Laws
Mugwort Grove, A.D.F. is a nonprofit religious, educational, scholarly, artistic, and charitable association, organized to practice the full spectrum of legal activities appropriate for a religious congregation.
The officers of Mugwort Grove are responsible to the membership of the grove and the Board of Directors of ADF (henceforth "ADF Mother Grove").
Mugwort Grove, ADF is organized exclusively for charitable religious, educational and scholarly purposes including for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)3 of the Interval Revenue Code or a corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
www.mugwortgrove.org /html/3--bylaws.htm   (2924 words)

 Shaman Herbs "Mugwort"
Mugwort is my favorite of all the plants I want to share with you.
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is in the same family as Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium).
Mugwort has an emmenagogic effect on the body and can be used with Crampbark, Chasteberry, and Cohosh for cramping during menses and to bring on menses.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/shamanic_healing/73248   (416 words)

 City Herbs, Part One: Mugwort
Mugwort is also a diaphoretic and can be used to provoke a sweat which can be useful for treating a cold or fever.
Mugwort is a useful bug repellant, and smudge sticks made with it can be burned around a campsite to keep mosquitoes away.
Given Mugwort's use as a dream-enhancing herb, it is interesting to note that herbs gathered at Midsummer were often said to allow one to "see into Faerie".
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/urban_homestead/62514/2   (465 words)

Mugwort can be distinguished from chrysanthemum by the heavy covering of white/light gray woolly hairs which cover the lower leaf surface.
Mugwort tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.
Mugwort is tolerant of mowing and cultivation, and relatively tolerant of most herbicides.
www.helo.com /review/weed/mwort1.html   (332 words)

 RealMagick Article: Mugwort by Pearlmoon
Mugwort can be used as a digestive stimulant in cases of constipation.
Mugwort tea can be used to promote a calming effect before bedtime or as an aid for motion sickness.
Mugwort is toxic when used in large doses or over a prolonged period.
realmagick.com /articles/73/2273.html   (822 words)

 Circle Magazine, A Quarterly Journal of Nature, Spirit, and Magic- Magicraft
Dip the Mugwort asperging wand into a chalice or bowl of ritual water, and then flick water droplets onto the place, ritual objects, or participants for consecration.
Mugwort stalks also can be added once a fire is burning to add aroma and to brighten the flames.
Stir the Mugwort around in the water with a wooden spoon as you chant your intention, such as "Bring Healing to Me" or "Cleansing" or "Power of Protection." The form of your chant is up to you.
www.circlesanctuary.org /circle/articles/ritualtools/mugwort.html   (1358 words)

 Anne Salazar Dunbar - Master Herbalist
Mugwort grows in San Diego prolifically- the California Mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana)- which is in the same family as the Artemisia Vulgaris the mugwort often sited in herbal books.
Mugwort is excellent for women’s challenges such as suppressed menses, regulating hormones, and menstrual cramps and should not be consumed by pregnant women.
Mugwort is used to make ‘dream pillows’ and seems to help one journey into the moon-time world.
www.thenaturalife.com /herbalist/artmw.htm   (526 words)

 Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
While Mugwort has been used in herbal medicine in the past, it can cause a variety of neurological problems and adverse reactions.
Mugwort is one of the introduced Artemisia spp.
Mugwort is unusual in having recurved lobes on its central disk florets – other Artemisia spp.
www.illinoiswildflowers.info /weeds/plants/mugwort.htm   (672 words)

 Sunstone Herb Farm - Mugwort Oil
Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris) leaves are hand harvested from our gardens in the late spring and infused in Greek extra-virgin olive oil.
It was believed that John the Baptist wore a girdle of Mugwort in the wilderness for protection.
Mugwort oil can be used as an anointing oil for its connection to Artemis and the lunar cycles or as a culinary oil (see recipe below).
www.sunstoneherbs.com /mugwort-oil.html   (219 words)

 The Collection, Western Mugwort
Underlying Western mugwort's bitter tonic activity is its seemingly paradoxical cytoprotective effect on gastric and intestinal tissue.
Western mugwort, particularly Artemisia filifolia and A. douglasiana have the ability of stabilizing cellular membranes and ultimately protecting gastrointestinal tissues from an array of inflammatory conditions.
Western mugwort’s hepatoprotective effect can also be of benefit to individuals who consume excess alcohol, rancid oils, and processed foods with their array of artificial ingredients.
www.tcbmed.com /Newsletters/Volume6-Issue3-Artemisia.htm   (1162 words)

 Mugwort Remedies | Gaia Garden Herbals
Mugwort is used in all conditions dealing with nervousness, shaking, and insomnia.
Mugwort is often used to stimulate the liver and as a digestive aid.
It is a perennial shrubby plant that grows 1 - 6 feet tall, depending upon growing conditions.
www.gaiagarden.com /products/mugwort/D   (96 words)

 week0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Mugwort is a useful native plant to know.
Mugwort can also be used as a poultice on insect bites or other rashes.
Mugwort often grows in the same habitat as poison oak and stinging nettle.
www.kahncious.net /discover/mugwort.htm   (518 words)

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