mugwort

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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.
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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.
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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.
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