Mugwort leaf (dried, organic)
A gentle nervine and menstrual regulator, these can be helpful for menopausal and period problems.
Aerial parts - Infusion - Take for menopausal syndrome or use as a bitter to cool the digestive tract in fever management.
Aerial parts - Decoction - Combine 5g with an equal amount of dry ginger to make a warming tea for period pain.
Aerial parts - Tincture - Take for period pain, scanty menstruation and prolonged bleeding. Use as a stimulant in liver stagnation and sluggish digestion. In childbirth it is used for prolonged labour and retained placenta.
Caution - Avoid during pregnancy (it is a uterine stimulant), and if breastfeeding.
Above information source - The Herb Society's Complete Medicinal Herbal book - Penelope Ody MNIMH
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