Mugwort is a natural diva that beautifies the contemporary times. This rich specie of genus Artemisia belongs to the family Asteraceae. It is called by several names that are enlisted below:
- Riverside wormwood
- Old man
- Naughty man
- Sailor’s tobacco
- Wild wormwood
- Old uncle henry
- Chrysanthemum weed
Mugwort is honored as one of the eldest herbal allies in traditional western herbalism. This spiritual botanical can reach a height of 3-6 feet with a substantial rhizome system. Its leaves depict harmonized dark green color with trichomes on their underside. The plant gives rise to small florets with yellow or dark red petals.
It induces somewhat warming or stimulating effect in the human body. It reinforces the circulation of the stagnant blood in the body, that’s the reason for employing it for amenorrhea (absence of menstruation). It bolsters the energy, manages colic, diarrhea, constipation, digestive problems, and so forth.
As for stimulating effect, its ingestion bestows clear dreams and helps in creative meditation. So better steer clear of Mugworts if you are trying to indulge in a deep night’s sleep.
Chiefly, this plant is packed with camphor, cineole, α- and β-thujone, artemisia ketone, borneol ,and bornyl acetate as well as a wide variety of other phenols, terpenes and, aliphatic compounds.