The genus Artemisia is home to hundreds of species. From wormwood to sagebrush, the genus proffers both toxic and medicinally important plants. Mugwort is of immense value in shamanism and herbal healing.
Mugwort has been enjoying the well-deserved limelight due to its women-friendly benefits. But a big frown sets across the lips of enthusiastic gardeners due to its overly-invasive nature. Its horizontal roots run magnificently to govern the whole garden.
With its pesky nature and problematic existence, the medicinal benefits of Mugwort compel its lovers to dock their ships near it. The controversial invasive lifestyle of Mugwort is overshadowed by its medicinal preparations, making it an open-shut case. Today, we will outline the 3 most extraordinary preparations of Mugworts, so that you can find the form that is right for you.
Locally foraged Mugwort and grain alcohol are paired together to give you a splash of direly-needed sleep and vivid dreams. It hushes the restlessness and anxiety, all the while allowing you to catch a deep slumber.
Its sedative effect has been employed in the treatment of epilepsy, hysteria, and convulsions in children too. It does not just recover the ability to sleep but also cures the ages-old chronic insomnia. The folklores sing about the ability of Mugwort to enhance the dream state. Its mild psychotropic effect during wakefulness helps achieve the mere idea of recalling vivid dreams.
Burn Dried Mugwort
With Mugwort, the ritual of smudging rings the doorbell. It is burned as an incense to help with deeper meditation. It opens the doors to the lunar magic, outshined by the brightness of the sun.
The dried sprigs of ‘dream weed’ are burned and the smoke of its glowing embers is wafted across the room/workspace for consecration. Its shamanic purposes is divination, purification, spiritual cleansing, healing, protection, trance, and vivid dreams.
So, to strengthen your psychic awareness, open up the pineal eye, and connect with the spiritual realms, Mugwort is the best choice for smudging.
Make a Salve
The field of experiments with Mugwort is vast and the options to invite deep slumbers are seemingly never-ending. The dried sprigs of Mugwort are infused in oil for 4 to 6 weeks. The infused oil can be used clean or it can further be added to beeswax with dried lavender flowers and essential oil to form a salve.
Rub it on your temples, neck, and wrists to win the trophy of sleep.