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August 31, 2017

5 Health Benefits of Mugwort | Herbal Remedy for Better Appetite

Basic concepts about Mugwort


Mugwort (Artemisia absinthium) is a centuries-old herbaceous plant that grows wild in nature. It can be found in meadows, around roads, in abandoned yards, on rocky rocks.

Mugwort is a shrubbery plant whose stem is firm, upright and has hairs on it. The blossoms are yellowish or greenish in color, they are small and they are collected in the blossom.

The historical value of the mugwort reached the ancient times, when the Greeks used mugwort as a bitter drink for waking appetite in the sick people. 

There is also a legend about the name of Mugwort - it is thought that Artemisin was named after the Greek goddess Artemisia, because it was believed that she used mugwort to help women.

What are the Healing parts of Mugwort?


Medicinal parts are flowers and upper parts of the plant (leaves and flowers in the initial stage of flowering).

Picking, drying and storing Mugwort


The Mugwort is harvesting during the summer months, because it then starts to flourish. The scissors cut off the upper parts with leaves and flowers, preferably when the weather is warm and very sunny. 

After harvesting, the herb goes to the drying on flat surface and leaves it to dry slowly, somewhere sheltered from the sun. 


Mugwort is a shrubbery plant whose stem is firm, upright and has hairs on it. The blossoms are yellowish or greenish in color, they are small and they are collected in the blossom

After drying, dried mugwort is packaged in paper bags and leaves for the preparation of tea or some other medicinal product.


What is the chemical composition of Mugwort?


The Artemisin is recognizable by its very bitter taste and aromatic scent. Many people cannot handle the mugwort, because it is quite bitter in the form of tea.

Of chemical substances, mugwort abounds with essential oils, bitter materials (absinthe), tyon, isotyon, azulene, tannins, resins, vitamin C, saponins, carotene, selenium, bromine, molybdenum.

What are the Health Benefits of Mugwort?



Because of its bitter substances that contains, the mugwort stimulates stomach acidosis, thus enhancing appetite in people who do not have it or have poorly hydrochloric acid.


1. Mugwort is the guardian of the stomach and the appetite suppressant


Because of bitter substances that contains, the mugwort stimulates stomach acidosis, thus enhancing appetite in people who do not have it or have poorly hydrochloric acid.

The mugwort is well combined with some other herbs, such as mint.  In this combination, they help with food poisoning.

In combination with a sage and a leaf of walnut, mugwort is used in the treatment of candidiasis in the intestines, which is due to the long-term use of antibiotics.

2. Mugwort protects the liver


People who have some kind of liver damage, mostly due to prolonged drug use, due to poisoning, in the case of radiation, should use a mixture of mugwort and immortelle, to achieve the goal of detoxification and regeneration of the liver cells.

3. Eliminator of the parasite from the gut


In addition to clove, the mugwort efficiently removes parasites from the gut.

4. Mugwort regulates the monthly cycle in women


Women who have a problem with menstruation, in the form of her absence or unstable monthly cycles, should use mugwort tea. In contrast, women who have plentiful bleeding should not use mugwort, as it stimulates bleeding. In this regard, the mugwort should not be used by anyone with ulcers on the stomach and intestines.

5. Mugwort removes insomnia


In addition to removing insomnia, it also brings a calm sleep, so the dried mugwort is placed in the pillow to achieve deep sleep and rest.


In which cases mugwort should not be used?


• In pregnant women because the mugwort has abortion effect
• For gastrointestinal ulcers
• It must not be taken together with the iron products
• Do not drink it for more than 7 days

Important notes in the application of Mugwort


• Never cook mugwort, only pour it with boiling water.

• It is very important to take care about prescribed doses and consume the mugwort at a certain time because it contains a tyon, which acts toxic to the muscular nervous system, leads to cramps and causes psychological problems.


Medicinal preparations based on mugwort


• Mugwort tea


Take one spoon of dried mugwort herb and pour with cup of boiling water and let it stand for 15 minutes. After that, you should process and drink 3 times a day, the longest for 7 days. This tea is recommended for stomach problems (poor appetite, gastritis, inflammation, poor digestion)


Take one spoon of dried mugwort herb and pour with cup of boiling water and let it stand for 15 minutes. After that, you should process and drink 3 times a day, the longest for 7 days. This tea is recommended for stomach problems (poor appetite, gastritis, inflammation, poor digestion)

You can also make a blend of rare herbs to regulate digestion, stimulate appetite and treat gastritis due to reduced synthesis of stomach acid:

First combination: Take equal part of 50 g of mugwort, mountain germander, yarrow, nettle and thyme.

The second combination: Take equal part of 50 grams of mugwort, centaury, mint and balm.

• Wine of mugwort


It will be necessary:

- 1 liter of red wine
- Two to three tablespoons of mugwort

Put the mugwort in glass bottle and pour with wine. Close the bottle and leave it standing for 10 days. Prompt the daily flashes, and after 10 days, process the contents through the gauze.

Take a ¼ glass of this wine on empty stomach.

It stimulates digestion, eliminates bloating, and stimulates the secretion of digestive juices.

• Mixture of teas for regulation of menstruation


Mix the handful of mugwort, sage, and parsley. From the resulting mixture, take 4 tablespoons and spill over ½ liter of water. Cover and leave to stand for half an hour. Then proceed and drink seven days before the expected cycle. When you get a cycle, stop using tea.