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MUGWORT (Artemisia vulgaris L)

Description

Vivaceous plant, erect, scented, very branched, perennial; 60-120 cm high. Leaves are dark green on their upper side and tomentose white on the reverse, with numerous tiny capitulae of reddish-brown color, arranged in large dense bunches, foliate. Erect capitulae, ovoid, 3-4 mm long with yellow flowers that form a long pyramidal raceme, with involucral bracts covered by dense tomentum, with wide scarious margin. Basal leaves, 5-8 cm, largely pedunculate, pinnatifid; cauline leaves toothed and embracing, segments of last order lanceolate. Fruit is a glabrous achene.

Widespread ruderal species in Europe, Asia and North America. It grows in non-cultivated areas, roadsides, banks, etc. preferably in the northern half of Spain.

Blooming takes place during summer. Harvesting of the leaves takes place before blooming, whereas harvesting of the flowering apex is carried out during blooming. Fast drying in the shade.

Part used
Leaves and flower apex. Sometimes the root, too.

Indications
> Lack of appetite, flatulence, hepatobiliary dyskinesia, gastrointestinal spasms, vomits. Constipation or diarrhea.
> Dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea.
> Helminthiasis.
> Irritability, nervous strain, insomnia, anxiety and restlessness.

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