Mugwort Scientific Name

Artemisia vulgaris

Mugwort Other Names

English: Indian Wormwood, Mugwort
Chinese and Singapore: Ai Cao, Ai Ye
Hindi: Douna

What is Mugwort?

Mugwort, scientifically known as Artemisia vulgaris, is a plant that commonly grows to be 1-2m tall. With leaves 5-20cm long and its woody root, Mugwort has a firm stem. In Ayurveda, it is used for respiratory diseases, constipation, treatment of skin diseases, diseases of the liver, and neuromuscular diseases. In Sanskrit, Mugwort is known as Damanaka.

Common forms of Mugwort

Tea, Leaves

Mugwort is commonly used for:

  • Supporting the heart as a cardiac toner
  • Treating skin diseases
  • Relieving clammy skin
  • Treating psychiatric disorders
  • Treating boils and blisters

Mugwort Dosage

Fresh Juice: 5-10ml or as prescribed.
Powder: ½-1g or as prescribed.

Mugwort Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not safe during pregnancy because it may cause uterine contractions.
Children: Not known.

Some people might be allergic to this herb.

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