Mugwort In the United States

Updated: Nov 8

Fun Fact: In the Middle Ages there was a belief that mugwort protected people from witchcraft and diseases.

Mugwort is a weed, native to Europe and Eastern Asia that can be found widespread through the Eastern United States and Canada.


Mugwort is an excellent diuretic, diaphoretic, antihelminthic and insecticidal agent. In addition, it copes well with convulsions caused by various diseases or overstrain, it removes pain, relieves swelling. Lately it has grown in popularity for its ability to boost digestion. It can help with colic, diarrhea, constipation, cramps, worms, and vomiting among other things. It awakens the appetite, improves the work of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and kidneys, relieves stomach colic and spasms, stimulates the production of bile, and relieves fever. It helps with bronchitis, colds, respiratory diseases, fever, hypertension. Mugwort helps to remove stones from the kidneys and gall bladder. Will cope with gastritis, rickets, inflamed mucous. Mugwort is also good as a tonic for energy and is known to boost the health of the liver.


This herb calms, has an easy hypnotic effect, fights against epilepsy.It helps with neurasthenia and nervous diseases, balances the psychological state. Mugwort improves concentration, stimulates the brain, improves memory. Helps cope with dizziness, irritability.

Mugwort helps with female diseases. stabilizes the menstrual cycle, relieves pain, eliminates leucorrhoea. Some sources report that the use of mugwort has been banned, its use is uncontrolled in the United States. What this means is that any part of the plant, as well as its extracts, is legal to grow, process, sell, trade, or give away. But if sold, medicinal supplements must conform to U.S. supplement laws. Possible side effects from the use of Mugwort is hives, swelling, headaches, abdominal pain, vomiting, and liver damage. With such sensitivity to the use of Mugwort we recommend these alternatives to Mugwort. For the similar benefits of Mugwort we would suggest a combination of St. John's Wort, Dong Qui, and Rose hips. Possible alternatives are also Fever Few, Maca Root, and Hibiscus. Check out our Natural and Organic Herbs for more information on their specific ailment assistance.

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