6 Benefits of Mugwort in Colorado
With a funny name like Mugwort the first thing we have to ask is where did it get its name?
Mugwort’s generic name (Artemisia) originates from the Greek moon goddess Artemis, a supporter of women. For many many years, Mugwort been considered an herbal friend for women especially in regulating the menstrual cycle and easing the transition to menopause. It’s common name (mugworts) most likely comes from an old English word moughte meaning “moth,” which refers to the plant’s traditional use to repel insects and moths. There are many different types of mugwort. Today we’ll be specifically talking about mugwort in colorado.
What is Mugwort?
Mugwort is a fragrant plant in the genus Artemesia. It has been used by multiple different cultures in all sorts of ways, from magical to medicinal. On top of its medicinal properties, mugwort is often smoked, which can induce vivid, lucid dreaming.
Many people consider mugwort a common weed. It spreads very aggressively and can easily take over an entire garden. So, like dandelion, it is often destroyed when found growing because people do not know of their medicinal benefits. However, in many other parts of the world, the benefits of mugwort are much more appreciated. The entire plant can actually be used to make medicine.
Mugwort in Colorado has been credited many beneficial properties. Lets take a look at a few!
Mugwort Is Good For Digestion
Mugwort is good at preventing bloating and gas. It’s also used to stimulate your appetite, lessen stomach cramps, relieve constipation and diarrhea. It has certain medicinal properties that promote the flow of digestive juices to optimize digestion. It can also assist in stopping microbial infections in your stomach and intestines.
Helps With Weight Loss
Now remember just drinking a cup of mugwort tea or taking a tincture with mugwort in it isn’t going to make you lose weight on its own, but it will help in the overall process. How? Mugwort has a lot of various Vitamin B elements, which give a boost to the metabolic system. This then increases the fat burning process of the body. When we improve the metabolic system, we receive much more energy than before which can be used to workout harder. Combine mugwort with different exercises and a healthy diet and it has been shown to increase weight loss.
Mugwort Helps Relieve Menstruation Issues
Mugwort is a uterine tonic and emmenagogue (a substance that stimulates menstrual flow), which can be used to encourage menstruation. Often times a menstrual cramp can be caused by the blood not flowing well enough and drinking a mugwort tea or extract can help relieve pain during menstruation. On top of assisting with cramps, it can aid in the balance and support of a regular menstrual cycle.
Has Diuretic Properties
A diuretic is any substance that increases the production of urine. Why is this beneficial? Well, for one it can help in removing excess salt, water and toxins in your body. The Mayo clinic and a study that appeared in The American Journal of Medicine agree that diuretics can directly reduce hypertension. How do they do this? Well, because they cause both water and sodium secretion, they reduce the overall volume of fluids in the circulatory system which then reduces pressure on arterial and vessel walls.
Mugwort May Relieve Anxiety And Depression
Studies have shown mugwort calms the central nervous system and has been used to treat insomnia, anxiety and even seizures, according to the American Cancer Society. There are many herbalists that also promote mugwort tea for nervousness.
Mugwort in Colorado Increases Vivid Dreams
The dream-promoting effects of mugwort have been reported since the Middle Ages in Europe – mugwort may be able to help you remember your dreams or enhance them. We dream when we are in REM sleep which is where get our rest. So by increasing our dreams it can increase a good nights rest. However, for some they are so intense it wakes them up.
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Mugwort is an extremely potent herb and so should be taken with care. It is in the ragweed family so anyone allergic to anything in that family might have an allergy to Mugwort. Mugwort is not to be taken while pregnant. None of these statements here are meant to treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with your doctor before taking any herb.
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