Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Mugwort is a common hedgerow plant growing to 1.2m (4ft) high. Broad cut leaves, dark green on top and silvery underneath. The plant is rich in vitamin C. Mugwort is sometimes referred to as the ‘women’s herb’ because it was used to promote menstruation and induce childbirth. DO NOT US DURING PREGNANCY. Mugwort is said to improve digestion as it stimulates the gastric juices. It has been used to treat several stomach disorders, including stimulating the appetite, easing nausea or curing worms. Mugwort can also be used as an insect repellent. Always seek professional advice before using a herb medicinally