Thursday, February 21, 2008

Mugwort As Alternative Medicine

Mugwort As Alternative Medicine

Mugwort has been used as an alternative medicine for thousands of years by different cultures. Both its root and leaves are used for medicinal purposes.

  1. It is an effective remedy for a range of digestive complaints such as indigestion, dyspepsia, vomiting, flatulence, stomach acidity, diarrhea and cramps.
  2. It is powerful in expelling intestinal parasites from the body.
  3. It is a sedative to calm nervousness and tension.
  4. It is a tonic for the liver and spleen.
  5. It is a remedy for gynecological problems such as vaginal pain, menstrual cramps, uterine bleeding and heavy menstrual bleeding.
  6. It is used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine to treat fungal infection.

Mugwort is available as teas, capsules, tablets, tinctures, dried leaves and roots. For pinworm infestation, use an infusion of this herb. It can also be used as a poultice for topical use. This herb is toxic if taken in large dosages and taken over long period. Pregnant and nursing women must avoid using mugwort. Those people who suffer from pelvic infection or uterine inflammation also should not take it. When the plant gets in contact with your skin it can also cause dermatitis in some people.

Mugwort is a very useful alternative medicine but make sure you do not exceed the recommended dosage.

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