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Description. Mugwort is herb which is very popular in Chinese medicine. It has various properties: chologogue, vermifuge, emmenagogue, hemostatic, antispasmodic, mild narcotic, bitter narcotic. It has stimulant and slightly tonic properties, and is of value as a nervine, having also diuretic and diaphoretic action. Its chief employment is as an emmenagogue. It is also useful as a diaphoretic in the commencement of cold. Mugwort is considered to be nerve tonic, appetite enhancer, diuretic, sweat inducer, stimulate digestion and bile flow, uterine stimulant. As a nervine, Mugwort is valued in palsy, fits, epileptic and similar affections, being popular for epilepsy.
Use. Mugwort has been used as a nerve tonic in Chinese medicine. The herb is also used in therapeutic bath to relieve aches and pains in muscles, joints and tired swollen feet. Specifically, mugwort is used for anxiety, stress, insomnia, asthma, bacterial and fungal infections, diarrhea, cramps, intestinal gas, epilepsy, fever, headache, irritability, restlessness, menopause symptoms, menstrual complaints, mild depression, muscle spasms, persistent vomiting, skin inflammation, tapeworms and other worms. Mugwort infusion is used as a mouthwash for oral cavity inflammations.
Attention! Before using any herbal products, make sure that you have full knowledge of how the herb works and any adverse reaction it may cause.
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