Essential Oil Profile: Mugwort

Latin Name: Artemisia vulgaris  (Endangered or Declining in some areas)

Family: Asteraceae (Compositae, Daisy)

Plant Part: Flowering plant

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: top/Middle Element: Wood

Functional Groups: Ketone, Oxide, Terpene, Ester, Alcohol

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Dosha: Kapha

Scent: Herbaceous, minty, penetrating

For Skin Type: None

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not for children, Strong emmenagogue, Toxic. Neurotoxic

Physical Uses: Menstrual cramps, amenorrhea, scanty menstruation, PMS, Anthelmintic, antispasmodic, choleretic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge. Used for skin parasites. Used to calm, help one to dream.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Use with care because of high ketone content. *

Other Uses: Ritual, intuition, dream pillows, to enhance dreams.

Blends Well With: Flower, Flowering plant, Fruit, Leaf

Possible Substitutions: Basil Holy (Tulsi), Basil Tropical


Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, pp 43,44,50.

Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.



General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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