Mugwort Herb or Artemisia vulgaris, has a long and rich history of use in medicine as an herbal remedy for wide and diverse range of ailments from epilepsy and rheumatism to constipation. Mugwort Herb has shown promise as an antifungal and antibacterial agent. Plus, it is a great source of vitamin C, calcium and zinc.
The Artemisia vulgaris is found in North America, Asia and Europe, including Great Britain. This hardy plant can grow to a height of six feet with stout stems, a light purple in color. In North America the Mugwort Herb plant is mistaken to be a weed, since it is very hard to get rid of. However in Europe and Asia, the reputation of the Artemisia vulgaris is much better because of its long history of medicinal use.
Mugwort Herb is also sometimes referred to as St. John’s Plant because of the tradition of gathering the herb on St. John’s Eve to protect against disease and other tragedies. Mugwort is also thought to enhance dreams when placed under your pillow at night. Asian tradition suggests using Mugwort Herb in blends as a treatment for rheumatism, and in European herbal medicine, it is used to ease the symptoms of epilepsy and palsy.
Mugwort Herb has also been recommended by some herbalists as a uterine stimulant and treatment for amenorrhea. This herb is also thought by some to aid with constipation, depression, anxiety and vomiting. Recent research has focused on its antibacterial and antifungal properties, along with its healing properties. Mugwort Herb is also a natural source of vitamin C, beta carotene, fiber, calcium, and zinc.