Mugwort tea benefits include preventing and eliminating parasitic worms and the treatment of the digestive tract disorders. Due to its anti-fungal, antibacterial, expectorative and antiasthmatic properties, mugwort plant has been used extensively for a wide variety of health conditions.
Mugwort tea has been known to prevent and eliminate parasitic worms.
Mugwort has been shown to eliminate lungworms, hookworms, and other nematodes in many animals too.
Various stomach ailments, including bloating and diarrhea, can be relieved by taking mugwort tea. Drinking mugwort tea also proved to be helpful in many cases of indigestion.
Drinking mugwort tea lifts the person's spirits and improves the general mood to avoid malaise.
Mugwort is a powerful nerve tonic which stimulates the appetite, indirectly improving one’s overall health and invigorating stressed and depressed people.
In some cultures, it is used to both induce and enhance dreams, either by ingestion as tea, by placing a bag with mugwort herb parts, or smoking, close to a person's bed.
Mugwort benefits the female reproductive system acting as an effective uterine stimulant which can restore the natural monthly cycle.
The mugwort herb can effectively cure many other problems associated with monthly periods, such as fatigue, headaches, nausea and abdominal pains and overall make this process less stressful and painful.
By using mugwort, women can also avoid early menopause. However, mugwort should be avoided during pregnancy.
Mugwort tea can also relieve kidney conditions because it acts as a diuretic and relieves kidney pain. This powerful herb has been known to be effective in removing the excessive salt, as well as toxins out of the body by encouraging the urination.
Preparation and Dosage:
To prepare Mugwort tea, use 1-3 teaspoon of the leaves to 1 cup of boiling water. Infuse for 10-15 minutes and strain. Drink up to 3 times per day.
If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, refrain from using this herb. Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.
If you're allergic to plants such as ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, and similar, as well as honey, royal jelly, hazelnut, peach, olive, and sage, don't use mugwort.
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Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.) is a perennial plant in the Asteraceae family. It is native to Asia and Northern Europe, but rarely can also be found in some parts of North America.
The mugwort plant has been traditionally used in a wide variety of ways - from digestive disorders to beer-making, as an insect repellent, and many other.
The mugwort herb can reach heights of up to 6 feet. Its angular reddish-brown stems have bitter-tasting leaves that have a sage-like aroma. This plant blooms with dark orange or yellow flowers in the summer.
Mugwort essential oil is made from the aerial parts of the mugwort plant.
This plant is also burned in moxibustion, a traditional Chinese medicine practice, to promote healing with acupuncture.
Apart from its medicinal uses, mugwort has been used in ancient traditions for protection, smudging, and to induce vivid dreams when placed underneath the pillow.
The Romans were noted to have planted mugwort by roadsides, so that marching soldiers could put the plant in their shoes in order to relieve aching feet.
St. John the Baptist was said to have worn a girdle of mugwort.