Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris)
Mugwort is a very feminine herb. It is also known as the St. John's plant, or it's botanical name, Artemisia Vulgaris. The mugwort plant has deeply indented leaves, and may have clusters of small yellow or reddish flowers. The parts used are generally the roots and leaves. Mugwort contains a volatile oil, a sesquiterpene lactone, flavonoids, coumarin derivatives, and triterpenes.
Mugwort's traditional uses are for digestive issues, and also as a tonic for various remedies. It can also be used for improving appetite, digestive functions, and the absorption of nutrients in small doses. It can eliminate worms within the body, and induce menstruation if it is delayed. Mugwort can also be used as a uterine stimulant, or as an antiseptic. You can use this herb in a tincture, or an infusion.