This herb is said to have mild narcotic and sedative properties, which explain its use to promote sleep in cases of insomnia.
Mugwort is most commonly used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and aid in all digestive functions and is said to have properties that are anti-fungal, antibacterial, expectorative and antiasthmatic.
It is considered a good herb for a gastric disorder, stomach pain, and bowel complaints. It is used for poor appetite, indigestion, travel sickness, and stomach acidity.
Mugwort is thought to be effective in treating a wide range of parasitic infections, such as tapeworm, roundworm, and thread-worm. It is also considered effective against fungal infections like ringworms that infect the skin.
Traditionally, this herb is used to stimulate irregular or suppressed menstruation. It also stimulates the uterus and it is useful for menstrual pain and cramps.
Additionally, mugwort is used as a folk and herbal remedy for various ailments including colds, epilepsy, colic, fevers, asthma, bronchitis, sciatica and kidney problems and there is some scientific indication it can lower blood sugar levels.
Mugwort has also been used as an herbal remedy for nervousness, exhaustion, gout, bruises, chilblains (a foot condition) and depression, especially when it is associated with loss of appetite.
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