Tincture of Mugwort herb (Artemisia vulgaris) 1:3 45%
Artemisia vulgaris, organic grain alcohol.
Daily adult dose 1 - 5ml up to three times a day, unless otherwise prescribed.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use mugwort if you are pregnant. Mugwort might cause a miscarriage because it can start menstruation and also cause the uterus to contract.
Not enough is known about the safety of taking mugwort if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergies: Mugwort may cause an allergic reaction in individuals who are allergic to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many other herbs.
Mugwort might also cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to birch, celery, or wild carrot. This has been called the 'celery-carrot-mugwort-spice syndrome.'
There is also some concern that mugwort might cause allergic reactions in people with allergies to white mustard, honey, royal jelly, hazelnut, olive, latex, peach, kiwi, the Micronesian nut called Nangai, and other plants from the genus Artemisia, including sage.
Parts used: Flowers and leaves
Habitat: Grows in Asia, North America, and Northern Europe. The plant parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. We source our mugwort from the wild, generally Cornwall and Lincolnshire.
Constituents: Volatile Oil, Sesquiterpenes, Bitter, Flavonoids, Tannins, Carotenoids, Triterpenoids, Essential Oil as well as Vitamins A,C,E and coenzyme Q10
Actions: Emmenagogue, Orexigenic, Choleretic, Stomachic, Anthelmintic
Folklore: One of nine anglo saxon herbs native to Ireland. Also used to make moxa sticks for acupuncture.
• Period Pain
• Scant but prolonged menstruation
• Irregular menstruation
•Toning and stimulating for the uterus
• Used for stomach and intestinal conditions including colic, diarrhea, constipation, cramps, weak digestion, worm infestations, and persistent vomiting. Mugwort is also used to stimulate gastric juice and bile secretion.
• Used as a liver tonic; to promote circulation; and as a sedative. Other uses include treatment of hysteria, epilepsy, and convulsions in children.
Women take mugwort for irregular periods and other menstrual problems.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.
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