Artemisia vulgaris
Uses: Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-10)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
Plants in the Artemisia family are a familiar sight in the garden, with species such as sagewort, mugwort, and wormwood falling under this category. Although it is native to Africa, Asia and Europe, mugwort can be found today all over the world. Flowers bloom from the months of July to October, and spreads aggressively through creeping subterranian root-stalks. Mugwort is a bitter herb and can be used as a digestive tonic due to its carminative action, stimulating digestive enzymes and reducing bloating. Bitter flower buds improve digestibility of rich meat, poultry or fish dishes. It is also a nervine that can help ease tension, nervousness and depression, also aiding in deep sleep. Due to its estrogenic activity, mugwort has an affinity for the female reproductive system as an emmenagogue, stimulating menstrual flow. Its traditional use for hyperactive gut and airway disorders has been reinforced by research showing its action as an antispasmodic on smooth muscle receptors. Interestingly enough, its insect repellent properties have been recently studied. Make your own mugwort bug repellent by putting a mugwort infusion in a spray bottle and spray where needed! Never use while pregnant! Sow into alkaline, well-drained, loamy soil, as mugwort is susceptible to root rot. Ht 2-6ft (60-180cm).
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