Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

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Caption: Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). Close up of leaves of Mugwort, also known as wild wormwood and witches herb. It has been traditionally used as a medicinal herb. It is preparted as an infusion, powder, essence or tincture and is thought to promote menstruation, stimulate appetite, kill intestinal worms and act as a sedative. It is also used in traditional Chinese medicine to correct breech presentations in pregnant women. Photographed at Dilston Physic Garden, UK.

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