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Mugwort ~ Artemisia vulgaris 🌿

Smoking Mugwort Herbal Blend

Also known as Sailor’s Tobacco, Mugwort has been used by Witches to Sailors.

When smoked, her thick, white and low-odor smoke has a neutral smell and is soothing plus smooth. In delivering its medicinal properties to your head cavity, it can releases headaches and increases lucid dreaming and/or inspiration. As a tea, its great for digestion during painful menstruation and can stimulate the digestion to treat colic, gas, diarrhea or constipation.


Mugwort grows almost everywhere around the world and in the Northeast USA, particularly along roadways. Many don’t believe this is an accident since Mugwort is considered the protector of the traveler. Native Americans and ancient Romans also believed Mugwort to be a protective herb.

Terpene Profile

The ancients did not have it wrong with the multiple uses of Mugwort. From all the plants we used (next to Hemp), Mugwort is the plant with the highest concentration of terpenes that are prized in Cannabis strains.

Alpha +Betta-PineneCamphorEucaluptolCampheneBeta MyrceneLimoneneTerpineol


A perfect example of ancient technology that has survived is Moxibustion.  It can dredge meridians and regulate qi-blood and has been used to prevent and cure diseases for more than 2500 years.1 Highly used by Korean, Japanese and Chinese cultures the treatment involves rolling the leaves of the herb into a stick or cone, igniting it, then waving it over an area to be treated. The leaves may also be burned over an acupuncture point to release energy. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Mugworts healing properties are released through heat.

Regulate Menstruation

Due to its stimulant, antibacterial, purgative, anthelmintic, nervine, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, antiseptic, expectorant, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, carminative, digestive, diaphoretic, and cholagogue properties, it can stimulate menstruation and promote regular menstrual cycles. Therefore not recommended for pregnant women.

Pineal Gland Activation

When ingested as a tea, bath or smoked, it’s mild psychoactive properties produce sedation and euphoria therefore often used for its hallucinogenic effects. Clinical studies shows Mugwort affects the pineal gland due to the various psychoactive/psychotropic properties that are delivered via terpene compounds like thujones (which also stimulate the heart and the central nervous system).² Other research suggests that the great diversity of sesquiterpene lactones prevalent in Artemisia is likely to be responsible for its hallucinogenic and aphrodisiac effects .


In affecting the pineal gland, Mugwort brings the gift of dreaming. It can bring us into the Spirit Realm but also bring us back into the Physical. So if your “spacey”, it will “ground” you (which is why we use it in MOON) and if you are in need of inspiration, it will help you take flight (used in SYNC).