Planet: Venus, Earth
Chakra Colour: Violet
Medicinal Uses: Mugwort has a wonderful warming quality, which acts particularly soothing on the lower organs -kidneys, gallbladder, liver, stomach, and the female reproductive organs. It can be used to treat kidneys and bladder or any condition caused by cold (e.g. cold feet). A warming footbath will also help in such cases, just as it does to revive tired feet after a long day’s walk. It’s heat can be used to great effect when taken at the onset of a cold, before there is a fever. Mugwort is also an excellent digestive tonic. It’s greatest healing virtues are its benefits for the female reproductive system. It can ease menstrual difficulties such as PMT, cramping and irregularity or weak menstrual flow. Mugwort also helps women during menopause.
Magical Uses: Mugwort has been well documented for its magical properties. Use it in a bath or in ritual when focusing on treating depression. It is also worn as an amulet or hung above doorways to protect against evil spirits and the work of witches. Travellers wear it for protection and to benefit from its refreshing qualities. You can put some mugwort under your pillow to ward off astral or psychic attacks. Plant in your garden to attract the fairy folk. Weave it into your besom to sweep negative energies from your home.
Other Names: Artemis herb, Artemisia, Felon Herb, Muggons, Naughty Man, Old Man, Old Uncle Henry, Sailor’s Tobacco, St. John’s Plant.
Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or breast feeding However, it should be avoided in acute inflammatory conditions.
NOTE: To purchase this herb contact the Witchy Shoppe.