Mugwort, a common name for species of aromatic plant genus "Artemisia". Artemesia Argyi also known as Chinese Mugwort or silvery wormwood, It is known in Chinese as àicǎo (艾草) or ài yè (艾叶) or ài hao (艾蒿) and in Japanese as gaiyou. Mugwort leaves are widely being used as herbal in medicanal use, wellness and health improvement.
King of herbs
Mugwort leaves also crowned as King of Herds in Chinese Traditional Medicine, as it has a lot of usage to treat various diseases especially associated to liver, spleen and kidney.
The leaves are used as an antiseptic, expectorant, febrifuge and styptic.. Apart from that, the use of the leaves are effectively to increase the blood supply to the pelvic region to stimulate menstruation, this can help to treat infertility, dysmenorrhea, asthma and coughs.
A Chinese Pharmaceutical Chemist and malariologist - Tu Youyou (屠呦呦), has done research and discovered that Artemisinin (also known as qinghaosu 青蒿素) can be used to treat malaria, which was a breakthrough in twentieth-century tropical medicine, this great discovery of using Artemesia to treat malaria has saved millions of lives in South China, Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America. She has won a Nobel prize in Medicine in year 2015.
Herbs for Stomach and Intestinal Conditions
Mugwort leave are able to use and cure the stomach and intestinal conditions, which including colicm diarrhea, constipation, cramps, weak digestion, worm infestation and persistent vomiting. It also being used as the liver tonic to promote circulation and as a sedative, also to simulate gastric juice and bile secretion.
For women who suffers infertility, Mugwort leaves are being used to simulate and promote the fertilization. It is also widely used by women to treat irregular periods and other menstrual problems.
Wellness and Health Improvement
There are also wellness and health benefits with mugwort leaves. With the combinations with other ingredients, it can be uased to treat mental problems, ongoing fatigue and depression, general irritability, restlessness, insomnia and anxiety.
The Mugwort leaves have the antibacterial elements, some people use the mugwort essential oil and lotion to apply directly to the skin, to relieve the itchness.