Live Rooted Mugwort Plant (Artemisia vulgaris)

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Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Mugwort is well known in herbalism by many cultures. It's been believed to be a well known oneirogen(dream enhancing) for centuries. It contains a fascinating phytochemical called Thujone, among others, which is believed to interact with other organic compounds in mysterious ways. It's been an herb of choice that makes a great natural pest repellant in the garden. It most likely gets its scientific name Artemisia from the name Artemis, which in Greek religion, was a goddess. The herb is generally safe, but should not be consumed in large amounts for long periods of time because of the potential for the Thujone content to become toxic. Remember the medical rule which states that any poison in a low dosage is a medicine, and high enough is potentially toxic. Dosage is everything.

Mugwort has also been an ingredient in some beer preparations! Surprisingly, it and other plants such as Sassafras were also used in a similar fashion. Sassafras was used to brew the first root beer because of its MDA content in the Safrole ). Mugwort and Wormwood are very similar. They're in the same genus: Artemisia. They both contain the same constituents to some degree, and share many of the same benefits. Wormwood was also used in Absinthe preparations, leading Star to the postulate that Mugwort could also be used. It's the perfect herb for making infusions of herbal plants for a specific purpose. Ancient cultures were masters of this art. In modern times we see these at the grocery store under various brand names, etc.

It's been used in some culinary preparations throughout history. It contains some interesting phytochemicals which are a major interest to anyone fascinated by ethnopharmacolgoy of ethnobotany in general, and even phytochemistry. These constituents include: camphor, cineole, α- and β-thujone, artemisia ketone (CAS: 546-49-6), borneol and bornyl acetate as well as a wide variety of other phenols, terpenes and aliphatic compounds. Some of its medicinal benefits according to herbalists include: reduce fatigue, to protect against disease and general illness, and it has been used in ancient Chinese medicine to perform moxibustion ( to burn on specific acupuncture points on the patient's body to achieve desired medicinal effects ). It's also been prized in herbalism to: fight colds, and fevers, treat bruises, itching, sores, poison ivy, eczema and underarm or foot odour, nosebleeds and headaches, and to relieve indigestion, coughs, and chest infections.

In Germany, Japan, Korea, and other countries it's used in various culinary applications! From soups, to seasoning goose, it has found a way in their culture and on their dinner table.

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Citations:

Wikipedia contributors. (2020, October 3). Mugwort. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:09, October 25, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mugwort&oldid=981685853

Encyclopaedia Britannica. (May 20, 2020) Artemis Publisher. Access Date
October 25, 2020. Url: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Artemis-Greek-goddess

Wikipedia contributors. (2019, November 27). Arndt–Schulz rule. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:12, October 25, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Arndt%E2%80%93Schulz_rule&oldid=928226842

Arndt–Schulz rule: Paul Callinan. "Homeopathy: How does it work?". Archived from the original on 2008-01-18. Retrieved 15 August 2009.

Abad, María José; Bedoya, Luis Miguel; Apaza, Luis; Bermejo, Paulina (2 March 2012). "The Artemisia L. Genus: A Review of Bioactive Essential Oils". Molecules. 17 (12): 2542–2566. doi:10.3390/molecules17032542. PMC 6268508. PMID 22388966. open access

Cason, T. A. D. (1990). An evaluation of the potential for clandestine manufacture of 3, 4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) analogs and homologs. Journal of Forensic Science, 35(3), 675-697.

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