We’ll talk about the health benefits of mugwort today.
Mugwort is just a common name for Artemesia Vulgaris which is an aromatic plant that’s used as alternative medicine and as an herb for cooking.
Here is a list of mugwort’s health benefits that I’ve collected online.
1. Mugwort Is Good For Digestion
Mugwort is good at preventing bloating and gas. You’ll get the same effect either you consume it before or after your meal.
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.
There are a lot of herbs and fruits that can help improve your digestion. Tamarind is one of those fruits. I have an article here about tamarind’s health benefits that you might want to check.
2. Helps Remove Worms
Mugwort has vermifuge qualities that help in dealing with intestinal worms. These worms stop your body from absorbing the nutrients.
Mugwort is effective against tapeworms and roundworms.
3. Mugwort Helps Relieve Menstruation Issues
Mugwort may be able to help you if you often suffer from menstrual symptoms like abdominal pains, fatigue, headaches, and nausea.
It can also normalize your menstrual periods.
Some also say that it helps in delaying menopause.
Word of caution though for those who are pregnant. Mugwort may not be for you. Talk to your doctors first.
4. Has Diuretic Properties
This herb helps in removing excess salt and water and toxins in your body.
Mugwort promotes urination to remove these unwanted substances.
5. Mugwort Relieves Anxiety And Depression
Mugwort has nervine properties that may help you when anxiety and depression attacks.
If you’re starting to get stressed out, drinking a cup of warm mugwort tea may help you calm down and relax a little.
6. Boosts The Immune System
Mugwort is an excellent source of vitamin C which also acts as an antioxidant.
It can improve your immune system because it helps in the production of white blood cells. In school, it’s said that white blood cells are your body’s soldiers or protectors.
While the antioxidant effect neutralizes free radicals that can cause various diseases.
7. Mugwort Helps Maintain Eye Health
The vitamin A content in mugwort works great in keeping your vision healthy.
Beta-carotene in the herb helps in preventing macular degeneration and also slows down the development of cataracts.
8. Relieves Joint Pains
In traditional Chinese medicine, mugwort is used in moxibustion. It’s a therapy wherein you burn dried mugwort in specific parts of your body.
This therapy seems to help in treating joint pains.
You can also just drink mugwort tea for its borneol content. Borneol seems to have pain-relieving effects.
9. Mugwort Helps In Maintaining Bone Density
In traditional medicine, mugwort is used to improve bone mineral density.
Improving bone mineral density can prevent bone disorders like osteoporosis.
This is probably because the herb contains calcium, iron, and potassium which are all beneficial to the health of your bones.
These are just some of the health benefits you can get from mugwort.
I’ve never tried it before so like me, you should also seek advice from your doctor or health professional before consuming it.
Its pain-relieving effect looks good to me. I will definitely benefit from it.
Which one on the list will you benefit the most from mugwort?
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