What Is Mugwort?
Mystical magical mugwort spiritual properties the herb of protection and psychic vision. Artemisia vulgaris, sometimes known as common wormwood, felon herb, travellers herb, chrysanthemum weed, and Sailors tobacco (used as an alternative to tobacco when supplies run low at sea) among others.
Native to Europe, Asia, Africa and some parts of North America, this perennial plant grows one to two meters tall and is very hardy, some call mugwort a weed. One of the most popular mugwort medicinal herbs used in Japanese and Chinese medicine for a variety of health benefits, including colds, fever, flu, headache, and bowel pain.
The leaves and flowers are also used to flavour food, such as meat and fish, The Japanese use mugwort in cooking to make a variety of sweets. Before the use of hops, mugwort was the favoured flavour ingredient for ( dried leaves ) beer.
Mugwort benefits: The herb relieves insomnia helps with sleepwalking and if used as a tea aids digestion. The mugwort herb is also known for healing the stomach dealing with diarrhea, colic, and vomiting.
Warning though mugwort contains the toxin thujone which is dangerous when taken in excessive amounts or over a long period (not to be used by pregnant women). The dried leaves can be smoked for a relaxing, calming effect or to relieve pain.
Mugwort tea is especially beneficial for relaxing the uterus and aiding with late periods. A bath made with mugwort has amazing therapeutic benefits relieving rheumatism, aching limbs, and tired muscles. Mugwort benefits may also be used externally to heal wounds and burns. Mugwort is also a natural wormer for humans and animals.
Aspect – Feminine
Element – Earth
Planet – Venus
Astrology – Taurus / Libra
Spirit Animal – Ladybug
Mugwort Spiritual Meaning
Mugwort’s spiritual meaning is one of a visionary. The herb helps us to greater self-expression and deeper awareness of the self. Visionary herbs open and expand one’s mind. Having metaphysical and mental effects that release our all-natural psychic energy.
Mugwort releases its powerful healing properties through heat, rolls up a mugwort leaf and holds it over a flame until smoke appears then begins to wave the herb over the body for purification of the spirit. Drinking mugwort tea just before sleep will aid in the process of prophecy and lucid dreaming. Placing the dried herb inside your pillow will induce astral travel, mugwort lucid dreaming, and pleasant dreams and also protect against nightmares.
Chop up dried mugwort leaves and flowers into fine pieces, place them in a heatproof bowl set them alight, inhale the smoke for creative vision, and heighten one’s psychic awareness. A further extension of mugwort’s spiritual properties is to hang the plant in doorways for protection against disease and evil spirits.
Some Native American Indians used mugwort as a smudge stick to purify their spiritual and physical environments. Rather than the usual herb used in purification white sage. Make a small sachet of mugwort placed in the car for safe travel. See also Marshmallow Plant > © as channelled by psychic medium Ian Scott.