What Is Mugwort?
Mystical magical mugwort the herb of protection and psychic vision. Artemisia vulgaris, sometimes known as common wormwood, felon herb, travellers herb, chrysanthemum weed and Sailors tobacco (used as an alternative to tobacco when supplies run low at sea) among others. Native to Europe, Asia, Africa and some parts of North America, this perennial plant grows one to two meters tall and is very hardy, some call mugwort a weed.
One of the most popular mugwort medicinal herbs used in Japanese and Chinese medicine for a variety of health benefits, including colds, fever, flu, headache and bowel pain. The leaves and flowers are also used to flavour food, such as meat and fish, the Japanese use mugwort in cooking to make a variety of sweets. Before the use of hops, mugwort was the favoured flavour ingredient for ( dried leaves ) beer.
Mugwort Medicinal uses and benefits
Mugwort healing relieves insomnia helps with sleep walking and if used as a tea aids digestion. The mugwort herb is also known for healing the stomach dealing with diarrhoea, colic and vomiting. Warning though mugwort contains the toxin thujone which is dangerous taken in excessive amounts or over a long period (not to used by pregnant women). The dried leaves can be smoked for a relaxing, calming effect or to relieve pain.
A mugwort tea is especially beneficial for relaxing the uterus and aiding with late periods. A bath made with mugwort has amazing therapeutic benefits relieving rheumatism, aching limbs and tired muscles. Mugwort may also be used externally to heal wounds and burns. Mugwort is also a natural wormer for humans and animals.
Mugwort Spiritual Meanings
Aspect – Feminine
Element – Earth
Planet – Venus
Astrology – Taurus / Libra
Mugwort Magical And Psychic Properties
Mugwort releases its powerful healing properties through heat, roll up a mugwort leaf hold it over a flame until smoke appears then begin to wave the herb over the body for purification of the spirit. Drinking mugwort tea just before sleep will aid in the process of prophecy and lucid dreaming. Placing the dried herb inside your pillow will induce astral travel, mugwort lucid dreaming, and pleasant dreams and also protects against nightmares.
Chop up dried mugwort leaves and flowers into fine pieces, place them in a heatproof bowl set them alight, inhale the smoke for creative vision and heightening one’s psychic awareness. Hang the plant in doorways for protection against disease and evil spirits. Some native American Indians used mugwort as a smudge stick to purify their spiritual and physical environments. Make a small sachet of mugwort place in the car for safe travel. See also Marshmallow Plant > © by psychic medium Ian Scott