May 26th, 2006

the-gi het-gi gi-het(heat) get-hi hit-eg

Mugwort

Green stuff is growing again everywhere and mugort is one of them. Here's a bit of info on the fascinating plant.

Kingdom: Plantae ~ Div: Magnoliophyta ~ Class: Magnoliopsida ~ Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae ~ Genus: Artemisia ~ Species: A. vulgaris
(Common Wormwood, Felon Herb, St. John's Plant, Wild Wormwood, Moxa, Cingulum Sancti Johannis, Artemisia vulgaris Linne, Artemisia vulgaris var. vulgaris, Artemisia latifolia Ledeb. / Artemisia officinalis Gatteran, Wegwood, Malurt, Traveler’s Herb, Artemis Herb, Muggons, Old Man, Sailor’s Tobacco. Cingulum Sancti Johannis,

Contains:
ethereal oils (cineole, or wormwood oil, and thujone), flavonoids, triterpenes, coumarin derivatives, thujone, volatile oil, acrid resin & tannin

Medicinal Cautions:
This is not "Wormwood" (Artemisia absinthium). Use mugwort sparingly if pregnant. Main effected internal organs are said to be the spleen, kidney & liver.

Ingestion Uses:
condiment, seasoning, hops alternative(in beer), nervine, anthelminthic, moxibustion(pregnancy breech correction), lucid dream inducer(tea/smoke), astral projection aid(tea/smoke), rhuematism(downy leaves), stimulant, emmenagogue, nervine, colds, fevers & agues, diaphoretic infusion/tonic(3 times daily), palsy, fits, epilepsy remedy, chologogue, vermifuge, hemostatic, antispasmodic, mild bitter narcotic, anti-insomniac, stress reducer, anti-parasitic, mild hallucinogen

External Uses:
tobacco/marijuana substitute, emmenagogue(leaves), timber substitute, bath invigoration, moth deterrant, ornamental, homeopathic, walking relief(leaves in shoes)
the-gi het-gi gi-het(heat) get-hi hit-eg

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