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MUGWORT - 艾草
Artemisia vulgaris

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Fever, intestinal colic, intestinal secretion, acidity of the stomach, bile, liver disfunction, frigidity, period pains, menopause ...

Description

Composition :
Capsule, 100% Artemisia vulgaris - 250 mg

Part used :
Saplings

Mugwort is a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae). The plant grows wild on nutrient-rich soil with straight, hairy stems and leaves which are green on top, light grey and hairy on the bottom and may reach 60 to 150 cm high (24 - 60in). Main active ingredients are bitter substances and essential oils (Thujone, Linalool, Campher, Cineol, Psilostachin), vitamins A, B and C. Some contents are slightly poisonous after prolonged use which is why high doses are not recommended.

Mugwort improves liver function – ideal when consuming heavy and fatty foods – and increases appetite. The sprouts of the plant drive out intestinal helminths (darm worm) and stimulate the uterus (traditionally used with labor). Mugwort has the same indications as Vermouth (Wormwood), but is milder in effect. In traditional chinese medicine, Mugwort is used in moxa-therapy. During pregnancy and lactation both herbs should be avoided.

History: In the middle ages, Mugwort was used as a spice and mixed with fatty foods, as the bile and digestive juices promoting properties helped with digestion.

Note: Mugwort may be slightly poisonous after prolonged use which is why high doses are not recommended. Due to the poisonous properties of some essential oils (e.g. Thujone) Mugwort is not suited to aromatherapy.

Dosage

3-6 capsules per day with plenty of water

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