Mugwort doesn’t have the prettiest name, but its benefits are potent and plentiful. In traditional Japanese, Korean and Chinese medicine, mugwort is used for moxibustion, for a wide variety of health issues. This wild weed’s medicinal qualities come from a chemical called thujone, which has been known to treat a variety of health issues.
Health Benefits Of Mugwort
Use Mugwort to stimulate an irregular or suppressed period. This herb also alleviates menstrual cramps. Because Mugwort stimulates the production of certain hormones that keep the uterus functioning properly, it can be used for many feminine health issues. Some studies show that Mugwort therapy is a safer alternative for menopausal women than hormone replacement therapy.
Mugwort contains sedative properties, which explains its historic use in treating insomnia. One of the more interesting traditional uses of Mugwort is that of a dream herb. Mugwort is commonly used in sleep pillows, and is said to enhance lucid dreaming. Trying to remember your dreams? Mugwort can help!
Mugwort helps with diarrhea, constipation, travel sickness, stomach cramps, acidity, indigestion, and vomiting. Try it as a natural alternative to Pepto-Bismal and bring some with you when you travel.
Helps with Epilepsy, Hysteria & Stress
Mugwort is like a mild sedative for your nervous system tonic and can help combat stress. Some studies suggest it can help cure epilepsy and hysteria. Mugwort can help soothe your mind of everyday stressors. And don’t worry about feeling like a zombie: The magic of Mugwort is that it’s a relaxant and a stimulant at the same time. Mugwort relaxes you in cases of shock or hyper-reactivity, but under normal conditions stimulates you so you’re more active and alert.
How to Make Mugwort Tea
Add one teaspoon of dried Mugwort to a cup of boiling water.
Let it steep for about 10 minutes before removing the dried plant.
Drink the Mugwort tea one mouthful at a time throughout the whole day.