Mugwort Herb Powder

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Mugwort is a common wayside herb with a long history of use. While the dried leaf is typically prepared as tea or tinctured, the powdered herb adds minty flavor to many traditional Asian dishes. In fact, mugwort powder is a key ingredient in Chinese qingtuan (rice dumplings), Korean gyeongdan (rice cake balls) and Japanese mochi (a sweet rice dough). Powdered mugwort also lends its anti-inflammatory properties to moisturizing soaps and other skin care products.

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information at a glance

active compoundsFlavonoids, essential oils, phenols, saponins, sesquiterpenoids and tannins.
plant part usedaerial parts

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaGreen powder without remarkable aroma.
flavor profileGrassy, with a mild mint-like taste. Pairs well with ginger, hyssop, wormwood and lemongrass.


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cosmeticAdd mugwort powder to soaps, or infuse n oil for use in making salves, lotions and creams for dry skin.
culinarySprinkle a pinch of mugwort powder into simmering soups and stews. Combine with rice flour to make Asian dumplings and rice cakes.
industrialMugwort is used in the beverage industry in the production of vodkas and herbal wines. It is also used in agriculture to produce environmentally-friendly insecticides.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy. Mugwort contains artemisinin, a lactone used to treat malaria that also induces uterine contractions. The herb also contains thujone, which can be toxic in large doses. People with ragweed allergy may experience an allergic reaction to mugwort.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.