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NAME: MUGWORT

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Artemisia Vulgaris / Asteraceae or Compositae

COMMON NAME(S): sagewort, wormwood

CONDITIONS:  sun, farm fields, urban areas

 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

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sage

RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Leaves

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sage

RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Buds/Flowers

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sage

RAW/COOK

Summer-Fall

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small, herb

COMMENT:  Used in stews, baked goods, teas, and alcoholic beverages. Especially suited for poultry dishes or whenever sage is used. Artemisia absinthium is the specific species of artemisia / mugwort used in the making of the liquor, absinthe.

CAUTION: Might be poisonous in large doses. Allergic reactions. Skin contact dermatitis in some people. Probably unsafe for pregnant women as it may stimulate the uterus to contract and induce abortion.(1)

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Mugwort is also called wormwood due to its ability to rid people and animals of parasites. It also said to allow more lucid dreaming. // Anticonvulsant;  Antidepressant;  Antiemetic;  Antiseptic;  Antispasmodic;  Appetizer;  Carminative;  Cholagogue;  Diaphoretic;  Digestive;  Diuretic;  Emmenagogue;  Expectorant;  Foot care;  Haemostatic;  Nervine;  Purgative;  Stimulant;  Tonic;  Women's complaints. (1)
ALSO:
https://draxe.com/wormwood
https://articles.mercola.com/herbs-spices/mugwort.aspx
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-729/wormwood
https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/mugwort-tea.html 
https://herbs-treatandtaste.blogspot.com/2012/07/japanese-mugwort-yomogi-health-benefits.html

LOOK-A-LIKES:  Epazote

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

OTHER USES: insect repellent, fragrance, tinder for fires, food for moths & butterflies (1) Studied for use in reclamation and phytoremediation of contaminated soils and waters.-https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26269111

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Artemisia+vulgaris
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/mugwort
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_vulgaris
  4. http://www.ediblewildfood.com/mugwort.aspx
  5. https://www.herbrally.com/monographs/mugwort
  6. https://thegrownetwork.com/for-the-love-of-mugwort-7-uses-for-mugwort
  7. https://www.indigo-herbs.co.uk/natural-health-guide/benefits/mugwort
  8. https://medium.com/@3LittleBears/mugwort-the-wild-edible-and-recipes-5b3e0f0bc0d0 (recipes)
  9. https://gathervictoria.com/2017/10/25/foraging-cooking-with-coastal-mugwort-a-salt-honey-vinegar (recipes)
  10. https://www.backyardforager.com/mugwort-soup-recipe-yes-really (recipes)
  11. https://www.eatweeds.co.uk/mugwort-jelly-recipe (recipe)
  12. https://eatsmarter.com/recipes/roasted-duck-leg
  13. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/mugwort-tea.html (tea)

COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT SPECIES OF ARTEMISIA:


https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/artemisia-genus

Fig. 1. Leaves and synflorescences of four Artemisia species. (A) Artemisia absinthium. (B) Artemisia annua. (C) Artemisia dracunculus. (D) Artemisia vulgaris. For each species, the leaves placed in the upper or left side show the adaxial face and those placed in the lower or right side show the abaxial face.

Photographs by P. Barnola, A. Mallol and L. Vilar (synflorescences of A. absinthium—detail—and A. dracunculus), G. Pié (synflorescence of A. annua) and J. Vallès (the rest).