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Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) - Herbal Remedy for Digestive Disorders

Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris
  • Botanical Name - Artemisia vulgaris
  • Family Name - Compositae
  • Other Name - Felon Herb. St. John's Plant. Cingulum Sancti Johannis

Uses of Mugwort

  • Epilepsy
  • Cold
  • Hysteria
  • Insomnia
  • Urinary problems
  • Menstrual problems
  • Jaundice
  • Fever
  • Nervous disorders
  • Upset stomach
  • Warts
  • Gastric
  • Vomit
  • Sore throat
  • Gout
  • Rheumatism

Health Benefits of Mugwort

  • It has stimulant and slightly tonic properties, and is of value as a nerving and emmenagogue, having also diuretic and diaphoretic action.
  • The juice is useful for fevers, agues and jaundice.
  • An infusion is excellent for all disorders of the stomach, prevents sickness.
  • Mugwort acts as a bitter digestive tonic, uterine stimulant, nervine, menstrual regulator, and anti-rheumatic.
  • It is also useful for irregular menses.
  • The whole plant is useful for depression, lack of craving and vomiting.
  • Its antispasmodic action may relieve persistent vomit, and epilepsy.
  • The leaves are useful for warts.
  • It is to treat stomach ulcers and gastritis disorders.
  • The infusion is to treat as a gargle also for sore throat.
  • It is used in alternative medicine to expel intestinal worms, asthma and sterility.
  • The powder is useful for digestion disorders. The powder is taken one to two teaspoonful twice a day with water.

Parts Used

Whole plant


  • Juice - 5to 10ml
  • Infusion - 15ml
  • Powder - 3 to 6 gm


Juice, Infusion, Powder


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