There are so many useful medicinal herbs in the world and each of them can play a vital part in a woman’s quest for natural health and natural beauty. And mugwort, or Artemisia vulgaris, is a feminine herb that has been used for centuries to promote health and wellness.
Mugwort is known as the traveler’s herb and is found alongside roadways everywhere. This is no accident, as stepping upon mugwort has been said to ensure safe journeys and to keep the traveler grounded.
Mugwort, also known as “wormwood,” or Estafiate in Spanish, can be brewed into a tea to rid the body of intestinal parasites.
Mugwort is used for dreaming, to provide clarity in one’s dreams, and to enable the sleeper to remember his or her dreams.
Mugwort is a key ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine, where it is known as Moxa. Moxabustion is used by acupuncturists to enhance the effects of acupuncture. Moxa formed into small cones is heated and placed on the acu-points and sometimes covered by a glass.
Mugwort is used for women as an “emmenagogue” or substance which stimulates menstruation. Mugwort, sometimes called “Motherwort” is used to induce labor and to relieve menstrual cramps.
In Korean spas, mugwort is the essential ingredient in the soaking tubs offering relaxation, meditation, and hydrotherapy.