** Please note: we are currently using a different supplier for our Mugwort product due to higher demand- if using for ritual smoke this product will need grinding before use as the whole plant is being offered currently rather than just the leaves. It is however perfect for tea and other ritual use. **
Plant Use: Mugwort has been used since ancient times as a magical herb for protection and prohecy, inducing lucid dreams and psychic powers. Women have also been known to use it to reduce menstrual pain. It has also been used traditionally as a digestive tonic. Mugwort may also be helpful in soothing anxiety, insomnia and depression, and even to soothe asthma.
Mugwort is also traditionally placed under the pillow at night to enhance vivid and lucid dreams; and it has been known to soothe sore feet by simply placing a few leaves in your shoes!
Sometimes known as “black sage”, mugwort leaves have also been used traditionally in smoking ceremonies to produce a calming fragrance and clear stagnant energy.
Preparations: Infusion – make a nourishing cup of tea. May also be smoked for a pleasant, dreamy experience.
Properties: Anti-spasmodic, anti-parasitic, anthelmintic, antiseptic, anxiolytic, carminative, digestive stimulant, circulatory stimulant, diuretic, diaphoretic.
Energetics and Taste: Bitter, aromatic, warming, drying.
Scientific Name: Artemisia
Common Names: Indian wormwood, asipathiri, naga douna, dona, davanamu, damoro, nagadamani, davana.
Parts Used: Leaves, flowering tops, stems.
Cautions and Contraindications: Not for use during pregnancy.
With all herbs, it is important that you do your own research before consuming them. Although many herbs are generally safe to use, some herbs may have interactions with medications or be unsuitable to take during pregnancy.