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Mugwort Essential Oil

Mugwort Essential Oil (Artemisia vulgaris)

Mugwort is an aromatic perennial herb that grows up one and a half metres tall. It has dark green leaves with a downy underside and produces small yellow or brown flowers.

Properties Of Mugwort Essential Oil

Galbanum essential oil has the following properties:

  • Anthelmintic.
  • Anti-spasmodic.
  • Carminative.
  • Choleretic.
  • Diaphoretic.
  • Diuretic.
  • Emmenagogue.
  • Nervine.
  • Orexigenic.
  • Stimulant.
  • Stomachic.
  • Tonic.
  • Vermifuge.

Mugwort Essential Oil Benefits And Uses

Mugwort essential oil should not be used for therapeutic purposes. See the safety advice section below for the reason why.

The primary use of Mugwort essential oil is as a fragrance in perfumes and soaps.

Safety Advice For Mugwort Essential Oil

  • Mugwort essential oil contains thujone. When taken in large amounts or for a prolonged period of time this can be toxic.
  • Mugwort is abortifacient.

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