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Mugwort (organic)

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Botanical Name: Artemisia vulgaris

Plant Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family)

Botanical Description:
Artemisia vulgaris, commonly known as mugwort, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa, but it has also naturalized in other parts of the world. It belongs to the Asteraceae family and is characterized by its tall, erect stems that can reach heights of up to 1-2 meters. Mugwort has deeply lobed, dark green leaves that are silvery-white on the underside due to fine hairs. The leaves are aromatic and have a slightly bitter taste. Mugwort produces small, inconspicuous flowers arranged in clusters at the tips of the stems. The flowers are greenish-yellow to reddish-brown in color and bloom from mid-summer to early autumn. Mugwort is often found growing in waste areas, along roadsides, and in disturbed habitats.

Introduction:
Mugwort has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine, folklore, and culinary practices. It has been revered for its medicinal properties and spiritual significance in various cultures around the world. Mugwort is known for its aromatic leaves and bitter taste. It is used internally and externally in modern herbalism is also valued for its ceremonial properties.

Preparations:
Tea: Prepare mugwort tea by steeping dried mugwort leaves in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Strain the infusion and drink it. Mugwort tea may be consumed warm or chilled and sweetened with honey if desired.
Smudging: Burn dried mugwort leaves as incense or smudge sticks to purify the air, cleanse energy, and promote spiritual awareness. Wave the smoke around the body or living space to dispel negative energy and invite positive vibrations.
Dream Pillows: Fill a small cloth bag or pillowcase with dried mugwort leaves and place it under the pillow or near the bed to promote enhanced dreaming and facilitate dream recall.
Topical Application: Prepare a strong mugwort infusion and allow it to cool. Use the infusion topically as a wash, compress, or poultice. Mugwort-infused oils, creams, and lotions may also be applied to the skin.

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