MUGWORT 100 Seeds
Mugwort has a strong tradition in ancient herbal medicine and folklore. The plant has an antiseptic and antifungal action and is also said to relieve itching, burning and stinging sensations when freshly crushed leaves are applied to the skin. Mugwort is also used as an adaptogen, a general tonic, an expectorant, diuretic, and digestive aid. Chewing fresh leaves reportedly acts as a stimulant and nerve tonic. It is also used to expel pinworms.
The plant has been used as a remedy for fatigue since ancient times. The leaves are said to have been used by Roman soldiers to soothe sore feet when placed in their shoes
The leaves of mugwort are somewhat bitter tasting, with a taste described as resinous and similar to chrysanthemum leaves. They are used in both the raw and cooked form and may be served in soups, fried in side dishes, used to season fish and meat dishes, or add flavour to rice cakes. The young shoots may be used in spring and the leaves and flowers used at any time stepped into a tea. Besides the diet, the leaves help digestion and are often served with fatty foods as a flavour enhancer.
Mugwort has several alternative uses as well. The leaves may be used fresh or dried as an insect repellent but may also be used as a spray made from a weak tea infusion.
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