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Mugwort is one of the few palatable wormwoods, though it is used primarily for medicinal use.
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(Artemesia vulgaris LAMIACEAE)
Large bushy plant with aromatic leaves with soft silvery undersides and small red-brown flowers. Unlike most other wormwoods that have no culinary uses, mugwort is used to season the stuffings of duck, pork, and game. It's primary use is as a medicinal herb mainly in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Medicinal: digestive stimulant, vermifuge, bitter tonic, mild nervine, and menstrual tonic. Used for moxabustion in China. Not to be given intenally for lactating or pregnant women since it stimulates the uterus.
|Other Names:||Chinese moxa|
|Lifecycle:||2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Height:||36 to 60|
|Diameter:||12 to 18 inches|
|USDA Zones:||3 to 9|
|Propagation / Germination:||Stratification helps germination. Germinates in about 14 to 21 days.|
|Spacing:||18 to 24 inches|
|Sun:||Full sun or light shade|
|Pests and Diseases:||None noted.|
Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.
Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.