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  • Writer's pictureMj Pettengill

Mugwort is Queen: The Benefits of Mugwort

Artemisia Vulgaris

Mugwort, Artemisia plant, Healing Medicinal
Mugwort, Pinterest

Here in the fields of Marigold Moon, Mugwort rules. It is a prolific plant that will stop at nothing to throw down its meandering roots and spread like wildfire.

Trust me, I surrendered and am grateful to have done so.

The healing properties of Mugwort are incredible, and the plant is used worldwide for healing.

Please note that it is related to Wormwood, but it is different. They are both in the Artemisia family and have similar traits.

You may have heard of Moxibustion, a type of traditional Chinese medicine. It is the art of burning moxa, either a cone or stick made of ground mugwort leaves, on or near your body's meridians and acupuncture points. It is believed that the resulting heat helps stimulate these points and improves your body's flow of qi (energy).

The flowers and leaves stimulate the psychic senses, promoting lucid and expressive dreams. It also supports dream recall. This is done via dream pillows/sachets, teas, and smoke blends.

Indigenous people often tapped into their most profound insight before hunting or significant ceremonies.

It is used to eliminate parasites in many species. I have experienced success with goats.

I have a tea blend in my studio called "Eve's Redemption," as Mugwort addresses women's issues (maidens, mothers, and crones) relating to the lunar cycles. With Mugwort, you can howl at the moon again and live to the fullest.

Mugwort-Related Women's Issues:

Cycle Regulation, Cramps, Bloating, PMS, Headache, Excessive Bleeding, Night Sweats (and more).

Many find relief from digestive challenges by using Mugwort alone in tea or combined with mint and ginger root.

Mugwort has been known to lower high blood pressure (under guidance). This, accompanied by Goldenrod, is pure magic.

Mugwort is also known as a sedative, laxative, and liver tonic.

I enjoy making smudge wands with Mugwort (sometimes blended with Sweet Fern and or Lavender) to create a relaxing environment. The dream balm is infused with lavender oil for an extra dreamy vibe.

Yes, I have learned over the years that Mugwort rules, and for good reason. With such powerful medicinal benefits, Mugwort is Queen.

Be wild; be well.

(Marya of the Wood)


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