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MUGWORT

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MUGWORT

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Artemisia vulgaris. N.O. Compositae.

Synonym ► Felon Herb.

Habitat ► Hedgerows and about walls.

Features ► Stem up to four feet, angular, longitudinal channels. Leaves alternate, five to seven lobes, silvery-white down beneath, nearly smooth above. Flowers (July and August) ovoid, purplish, in clusters. Odour aromatic, leaves slightly bitter.

Part used ► Leaves.

Action ► Emmenagogue, diuretic, diaphoretic.

In menstrual obstruction, usually with Pennyroyal and Southernwood. Infusion of 1 ounce to 1 pint boiling water, wineglass doses.

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