Mugwort Herb Cut & Sifted

Mugwort Herb Cut & Sifted

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Common mugwort is an herb native to Europe, Africa and Asia that is now naturalized throughout North America. The herb is known by a variety of common names, such as Sailor's Tobacco, Cronewort, Felon Herb and Old Uncle Henry. In the Ukraine, the herb is called chornobylnik, which inspired the name of the now abandoned city of Chernobyl because the root word translates to "a place where mugwort grows."

Mugwort is traditionally used in tea blends, but take note that the thujone content in the leaf can be toxic in high dosages. This herb can also trigger allergic reactions in people with sensitivities to other plants in the daisy family.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound21
origineastern europe
active compoundsCoumarin, Triterpenes, Sesquiterpene lactone, Volatile oil
plant part usedroot, leaves
processingcut & sifted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
appearance & aromaCompact and hairy.

c.
uses

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cosmeticInfuse in oil or alcohol for use in various cosmetics, including lotions, ointments and liniments.
culinaryAdd to tea blends, alone or with other herbs.
householdThe hairy leaves may be used as tinder for fireplaces. Mugwort is also used to repel insects.
aromaticUse in herbal incense blends.
safetyMay be toxic with high doses or long-term use. Do not use during pregnancy.

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d.
flavor profile

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e.
formulas & recipes

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f.
what else you should know

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Mugwort is an ancient herb with a long history of use for culinary and ceremonial purposes. The herb is also traditionally used to counter respiratory and gastrointestinal complaints as well as topical infections. The herb does present the risk of toxicity in large doses, however, and should never be used during pregnancy.

In terms of flavor, mugwort is described as tasting like chrysanthemum flowers. This is probably why the herb is also known as Chrysanthemum Weed. Other common names for this plant include St. John's Plant, Common Wormwood and Wild Wormwood.



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