Mugwort is known for its impact on dreams. It helps one sleep better and have vivid, lucid dreams.
It is used to help with digestive disorders, fever, aching muscles, and upset stomach.
Mugwort is also very good against malaria. asthma, paralytic muscles, pleurisy, catarrh, forms of crofulous,
inflammation of joints, pregnancy to aid birthing, especially the removal of the placenta, anthelmintic.
In Ayurveda, it is used for for cardiac complaints, feelings of unease, unwell or general malaise, and menstrual conditions.
Plant mugwort near or around your garden to repel insects, especially moths.
Fun fact: Mugwort is used in brewing beer and as a base for vermouth and absinthe.
This plant has a very long history. Some Chinese poems and songs mention it as far back as 3 BC. It is thought to be native to Europe, Northern Africa, and naturalized in much of the lower 48 United States.
It has been used as a spice, food, medicine, spiritual aid, acupuncture implement (moxibustion), flavoring for beer and other beverages and as a moth and insect repellent in the garden.
It contains volatile oils, giving it a strong bitter aroma with mint undertones.
This plant is considered an invasive weed and grows almost anywhere.
That is evidence that mugwort is a survivor and has something to offer.
I foraged this plant in central Minnesota.
NOTE: 1 oz bottles and a dropper
Tinctures are meant to be used as medicine in small amounts. Add 10-20 drops to your tea, juice, water or directly into your mouth when needed.
Dosages for children are not provided in most herbals. To determine the correct dose you need to consider the size of the child, the ailment, the power of the herb you intend to use, and the adult dosage.
Young's Rule for determining dosage uses the child's age divided by twelve plus the age. The dosage for a 4 year old:
4/12+4 = 4/16 = 1/4 of the adult dose.
I use the folk method for making all my tinctures, which uses no measurements except sizing things up with your eyes. So I put the plant material in a jar and then fill with alcohol.
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