Mugworts are used medicinally, especially in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean traditional medicine. Some mugworts have also found a use in modern medicine for their anti-herpetic effect. They are also used as an herb to flavor food. In Korea, mugworts were also used for plain, non-medicinal consumption; in South Korea, mugworts, called ssuk, are still used as a staple ingredient in many dishes including rice cakes and soup.
Other benefits and effects of Mugwort:
- It contains a number of beneficial components such as triterpenes, flavonoids and coumarin derivatives among others
- All of these offer digestive and relaxing properties to anyone who consumes the herb
- Mugwort can be used to stimulate suppressed or irregular periods.
- Mugwort also has sedative properties, which makes it beneficial for those suffering from insomnia
- In fact, due to its hallucinogenic properties, it is commonly called a ‘dream herb.’
- The herb is commonly used in sleep pillows to improve lucid dreaming.
- Mugwort can also soothe the mind and keep stress at bay due to its sedative properties.
consult your physician before attempting to heal a serious condition, also if you are on medication such as antidepressants
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