Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) | Our Biodynamic Cultivation


Introducing Artemisia vulgaris, a versatile herb cultivated with care in the fertile lands of Botano’s biodynamic garden. Derived from the genus Artemisia, this species boasts a rich history and a plethora of applications. Commonly known as mugwort or common wormwood, Artemisia vulgaris is celebrated for its aromatic leaves and distinctive bitter taste.

With its origins tracing back to Europe but flourishing in various regions worldwide, Artemisia vulgaris has earned its place as a staple in traditional medicine and culinary practices. Its name, derived from the Greek goddess Artemis, reflects its esteemed status in ancient times.

The stems of Artemisia vulgaris are characterized by their white or greenish-silver hue, while the leaves exhibit a vibrant yellow-green coloration. This herbaceous plant is not only visually striking but also offers a myriad of health benefits. Rich in antioxidants and possessing antibacterial properties, Artemisia vulgaris has been revered for centuries for its potential to combat inflammation and oxidative stress.

One of the key components of Artemisia vulgaris is thujone, a compound known for its therapeutic effects. While moderation is advised due to its potential toxicity in excess, when used judiciously, Artemisia vulgaris can offer relief from various ailments, including parasite infections and discomfort.

You should avoid wormwood if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking certain medications. Additionally, people with epilepsy and kidney problems shouldn’t take it.

Recommended Dosage
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.

◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner. 

Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions

  1. Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
  3. Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
  4. Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.

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