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mugwort

/mug·wort/ (mug´wort)
1. any of several plants of the genus Artemisia, particularly A. vulgaris.
2. a preparation of A. vulgaris, used internally for gastrointestinal complaints and as a tonic; also used in homeopathy and traditional Chinese medicine.

mugwort

(mŭg′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of several artemisias, especially Artemesia vulgaris, native to Eurasia, having downy leaves and used as a flavoring and in moxibustion.

mugwort

Acupuncture
See Moxabustion.
 
Herbal medicine
A perennial shrub that contains absinthin, flavonoids, tannin and volatile oil, which is used for menstrual dysfunction and cramping, threatened abortion and as a natural insect repellant.

Toxicity
Mugwort should not be used in pregnancy.

car·line this·tle

(kahr'lēn this'ĕl)
Herbal made from Carlina acaulis; of purported therapeutic value in antisepsis and in treating menstrual disorders; seizures in users have been reported.
Synonym(s): felon herb, mugwort.

mugwort (mugˑ·wōrt),

n Latin name:
Artemisia vulgaris; parts used: leaves, roots; uses: antiviral, antibacterial, anthelmintic, antiemetic, psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, neurosis), constipation, menstrual problems; precautions: pregnancy and lactation, infants and children, bleeding disorders, anticoagulant medications. Also called
ai ye, common mugfelon herb, sailor's tobacco, St. John's plant, wild wormwood, or
wort.

mugwort

artemisiavulgaris.