MUGWORT (ARTIMISIA VULGARIS)Excellent emmenagogue for dysmenorrhea with spasm, liver congestion, and stagnant indigestion
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Notable as a cooling pungent. Its bitter pungency is ideal for heat due to stagnation (damp heat).
As an aromatic, it settles the stomach. Its bitterness, pungency, and aromatic natures makes it an excellent digestive.
Excellent emmenagogue for dysmenorrhea with spasm, liver congestion, and stagnant indigestion (Holmes). Compare with other bitter woman's herbs such as Motherwort & Yarrow. Yarrow similarly opens the vessels but is less bitter.
Mugwort contains thujone which has cumulative toxicity - avoid long term use. It tends to dry up secretions so avoid when breastfeeding. Avoid in pregnancy as it is a uterine stimulant.
SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Mugwort
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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ABOUT TOXIC BIOCHARACTERISTIC
A substance that causes toxicity in the body, or that harms the body.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Mugwort
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.
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An herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
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An herb that decongests or dislodges toxins from the body and the lymphatic, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
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Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Helpful in infections and for those with weak immune systems.
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Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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Oxytocin stimulates uterine contractions, and prepares the uterus for labor. It has a vasoconstricting effect. Emotionally, it is tribal.
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Herbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.
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An herb that promotes fertility. Generally used by women who wish to become pregnant. These herbs may also help with menstrual problems of deficiency, such as amenorrhea (lack of a period).
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Causes contractions in the uterus often by stimulating production of oxytocin. These herbs are contraindicated during pregnancy.
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Compare Mugwort with these Foods
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Cholagogue, Digestive, Oxytocic, Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Stomachic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Uterine-stimulant
Cilantro has these Actions in Common
Appetizer, Detoxicant, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Digestive, Stomachic, Antiemetic, Cholagogue, Diuretic
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Antibacterial, Cholagogue, Emmenagogue, Anthelminthic, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Digestive
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Antiemetic, Carminative, Digestive, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Diuretic
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Antiemetic, Detoxicant, Anthelminthic, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Antibacterial, Carminative, Digestive
Sage has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Detoxicant, Emmenagogue, Antiseptic, Diaphoretic, Reduces-secretions, Appetizer, Digestive, Uterine-stimulant
Basil has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Antibacterial, Carminative, Digestive, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Diuretic
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Antibacterial, Carminative, Digestive, Antiemetic, Detoxicant, Emmenagogue
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Antibacterial, Carminative, Stomachic, Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Appetizer, Digestive
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Anthelminthic, Carminative, Digestive, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Emmenagogue, Analgesic, Antibacterial, Detoxicant
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Antiseptic, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Analgesic, Carminative, Digestive
Compare Mugwort with these Herb Supplements
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Uterine-stimulant, Carminative, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Analgesic, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Oxytocic, Antiseptic, Stomachic
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Analgesic, Emmenagogue, Antispasmodic, Oxytocic, Appetizer, Carminative
Hops has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Analgesic, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Carminative, Cholagogue
Blue Cohosh has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Oxytocic, Reduces-secretions, Analgesic, Uterine-stimulant, Antispasmodic, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Analgesic, Emmenagogue, Antiemetic, Antispasmodic, Appetizer, Carminative, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Digestive, Reduces-secretions, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory, Uterine-stimulant
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Anti-inflammatory, Stomachic, Antibacterial, Antispasmodic, Appetizer, Detoxicant
Ashokarishta - Menstrual Tonic
Ashokarishta - Menstrual Tonic has these Actions in Common
Refrigerant, Stomachic, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Appetizer, Diuretic, Promotes-fertility, Reduces-secretions
Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Reduces-secretions, Uterine-stimulant, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Cholagogue, Detoxicant
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Detoxicant, Digestive, Diuretic, Anthelminthic, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Appetizer
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Mugwort may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.
CONTRAINDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Mugwort may be harmful or contraindicated for these symptoms.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.