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Mugwort Herb

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Mugwort Herb 

Also Known As – Artemisia vulgaris

Origin: Elbe, Washington USA

Organically Grown Harvest - Our herbs is grown organically, fertilized with organic manure from our own chickens, rabbits and little kinder goats, and watered from our private well linked to the glaciers of  Mt. Rainier and filtered into the Nisqually River. No chemicals, pesticides or soil additives are in our herbal products. Our herbs are hand picked, dried meticulously analyzed, test for freshness, aroma and taste before we package and deliver to you.

Overview - Part of the wormwood family, mugwort is native to the British Isles. It grows to a height of three feet and makes a stunning specimen in the back of a garden with its spiky leaves. It was once used to flavor beer before the discovery of hops. It is a seasoning in some cuisines, although it has somewhat fallen into disuse in many countries because of a toxic compound found in the plant.

Medicinal Uses – Medicinally speaking the herb is quite complex with over 75 unique chemicals that have been identified. When used internally, it supports digestion and has relaxing properties. One of the major uses is in Korean, Japanese and Chinese traditional medicine in the practice of Moxibustion; The herb can be placed directly on the skin, attached to acupuncture needles, or rolled into sticks and waved gently over the area to be treated. In all instances, the herb is ignited and releases heat. Not only is it the herb that is believed to have healing properties in this manner, but also the heat released from the herb in a precise area. There have been published clinical trials of this technique. See references for more details.

Internally, Mugwort can relieve fatigue and stimulate the nervous system when the leaves are chewed. It can regulate menstrual periods or cause early abortion. It is thought to relieve the pain of menstrual cramping as well. In Chinese medicine, it is thought to cure infertility and to prevent miscarriage when used under the watchful eye of an experienced herbalist. It may be used for menopausal symptoms. It can also be taken for fever. Externally, Mugwort is used in Chinese medicine as moxa. Moxabustion is when a small cone of dried herb is applied to energy points on the body while burning, and it has been found to help breech babies turn to a head down position.

Active Constituents - 1,8 Cineole, Alpha Pinene, Alpha Thujone, Ascorbic Acid, Beta Carotene, Beta Sitosterol, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Niacin, Potassium, Quercitin, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Zinc.

Other Uses – Mugwort is used in Korea and Japan to flavor rice cakes, soups and other dishes. In Europe, it is applied as a bitter herb to season roast goose.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement - Can be combined with ginger to make an herbal tea to relieve menstrual pain.

Parts Used -  Leaves and flower buds are used for different purposes. It is most commonly taken as a tea or put into capsules, although you can also tincture the herb.

Precautions - Do not use mugwort while pregnant as it contains a toxic substance called thujone, which can build up in the body. It is not used internally very often today.

Preparation and Dosage - A mugwort tincture can be taken in two doses per day of 20 to 40 drops each time. If you are taking an infusion, 4 fluid ounces can be taken twice a day. The Chinese use a dose of 1/8 to ½ ounce per day.

Disclaimer - The information presented herein by Mountain Maus’ Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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  1. Buy Organically Grown! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th May 2017

    Came in excellent time and was very well packaged. High quality product with lovely note attached. Compared this organically grown herb with some certified organic herb from another herb store and what I purchased from MMR is much fresher and smells delightful. Will definitely repurchase.


  2. helped with my anxiety 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Sep 2016

    I just received this herb today, I already really enjoy it and it has helped with my anxiety. It shipped very quickly and I received it within five days of purchasing. I will definitely be purchasing from this shop again sometime, thank you! :)


  3. Cant Believe it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Aug 2016

    I cant believe I found this shop. This Mugwort is so fluffy and fresh. Will be back for more.


  4. Good quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Aug 2016

    Great shipping time and good quality herb. Shipping overage was refunded promptly as well. Will reorder when needed!


  5. Herbs smell so wonderful and I can't wait to use them! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th May 2015

    Everything I received was well packaged and delivered in a timely manner. Shop owner was very accommodating and flexible with shipping. Quick to respond and very nice! Herbs smell so wonderful and I can't wait to use them!


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