Mugwort essential oil has many health benefits which can be attributed to its properties as an vermifuge, uterine, stimulant, nervine, emenagogue, diuretic, digestive, cordial, anti – hysteric and anti – epileptic substance. In China the medicinal properties of Mugwort essential oil were used to treat many ailments bun in the European countries such as England and others, this essential oil was used in witchcraft and black magic. This essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of flowering tops, buds and leaves of the Mugwort tree. The scientific name of this tree is Artemisia Vulgaris. There are many components of the essential oil obtained from this plant such as camphone, camphene, cineole, beta thujone and alpha thujone. Mugwort essential oil is abortifacient, neuro – toxic, irritant and toxic. This means that it is poisonous, has narcotic and toxic effects on the brain and the nervous system, causes irritation and it can cause abortions. Also if you are pregnant, then you should not use Mugwort essential oil.
Health benefits of mugwort essential oil
Vermifuge: This essential oil kills intestinal worms due to its toxic nature but this oil should be administered in very mild doses to children. Mugwort essential oil is effective on tapeworms and roundworms. Worms hinder normal growth and the absorption of nutrients in your body which is making your body weak. This essential oil can re – establish a normal growth pattern and it can bring strength back to your body by eliminating these worms.
Uterine: Mugwort essential oil helps you to maintain a proper health of the uterus. Mugwort essential oil helps you to maintain proper uterine discharges and stimulates the production of certain hormones which can keep the uterus functioning properly and safe from the aging. Also these properties of the Mugwort essential oil can protect your body from tumors and uterine ulcers.
Mugwort essential oil health benefits
Stimulant: This health benefit can be seen in all organs and systems which are functioning in our bodies. This essential oil stimulates almost all the functions in your body such as stimulation of production and secretion of milk in the breasts, menstrual discharges, peristaltic motion of the intestines, respiration, palpitations, neurons in the brain, the stimulation of nervous responses, the discharge of bile and other gastric juices into the stomach, the secretion of hormones and enzymes from endocrinal glands and stimulates the circulation. Many of the mentioned effects are due to its stimulating effects on some hormones which are regulating the functions of our bodies.
Nervine: The Mugwort essential oil acts as a tonic for the nerves. It is very effective home remedy for treating nervous afflictions and disorders and also it can strengthen your nerves. It is relaxant and stimulant in the same time which means that it can sedates the nerves afflictions and relaxes them in cases of hyper – reactivity or shock and in the same time it is stimulating them to make us more alert and active.
Diuretic: People who suffer from chronic renal failure and an accumulation of water in the body or people who suffer from hypertension, obesity, renal calculi and other symptoms which are associated with the accumulation of toxins in your body such as gout, arthritis and rheumatism should use Mugwort essential oil as their natural treatment because it has diuretic property. Also this essential oil can increase the urination in quantity and frequency which can help you to remove excess fat, toxins (such as uric acid), salt and water. This will give you an effective protection from the symptoms which we have mentioned previously. Also the Mugwort essential oil will make your body to feel lighter. This increases appetite and facilitates digestion.
Digestive: This essential oil is a very effective home remedy for curing digestive disorders which are due to microbial infections or which are resulting in an abnormal flow of digestive juices. Also this mugwort essential oil is regulating or stimulating the flow of digestive juices to facilitate digestion.