#mugwort. Artemisia vulgaris var. Douglasiana. -Intuition, Peace, Cleansing, Protection, Dreaming. Antioxidant, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, soothing, calming. Aids digestion, relaxant, sleep aid, deeper REM sleep & dreaming. Herbal Smudge- treats headaches, nerve issues, nosebleeds, sleep aid. Mugwort is powerful for relieving pain & soothing join aches. It can also help to balance your mood. Research has proven it has many cancer fighting properties; the fundamental component of the plant, artemisinins, is toxic to certain cancer cells. Relatedly, mugwort is a naturally occurring anti-malarial. As scientist have continued to study the components that effect malaria, they’ve found links to artemisinins targeting mitochondria, andoplasmic, reticulum & the lysosome. Cancer cells contain a higher level of iron than healthy cells do, which in turn, makes them more susceptible to the toxicity in artemisinin.
National Library of Medicine - mugwort extracts are cytotoxic against both normal & cancerous human cells.
... Mugwort is a yellow dye, an insect repellent, an ingredient in food dishes, & a possible treatment for conditions ranging from flatulence to infertility. In traditional Asian medicine, mugwort is used in a process called moxibulstion, a bundle of herbs burned on or over an acupuncture point to release energy. Moxibustion with mugwort is used to treat menstrual cramping & to help a baby in the breech position turn. This amazing herb is used to treat: colic, gas, diarrhea & constipation; & also used to ease: headaches, nosebleeds, chills, fever, nerve problems & insomnia. Relief from stomach ache, prevention of reflux, processing of rancid fats, & regulation of menstruation.
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