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Alternative Names

Absinthe du Désert, AHE, AHAE, Artemisia, Armoise Herbe Blanche, Common Wood Worm, Common Wormwood, Desert Wormwood, Herba Alba, Mugwort, Shih, Thym des Steppes CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Sweet Annie, Wormseed, Tarragon, Yin Chen and Wormwood

Scientific Name

Artemisia Vulgaris

Why Do People Use Mugwort?

Generally, Artemisia vulgaris or Artemisia powder is helpful in gastrointestinal problems, cough, measles, common cold, jaundice, diabetes, cardiac arrhythmia, anxiety complaints and weakness in muscles.

Is It Safe To Use?

Regarding the safety of Artemisia powder there is insufficient reliable information available. Pregnancy and Lactation - Artemisia vulgaris should be avoid as there is insufficient reliable information regarding its safety during lactation and pregnancy.

How Effective Is Mugwort?

Insufficient Reliable Data to Rate for Diabetes - Some evidences propose that taking an Artemisia vulgaris water concentrate may diminish postprandial and fasting blood sugar in an affected persons with type-2 diabetes. Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) - Some researches recommend that taking an Artemisia powder may decrease side effects and cure pinworm diseases in small children and those people how are above 18 years of age, after being treated for three days. More confirmations are required to rate the effectiveness of Artemisia vulgaris for their authentic uses.

How Mugwort Works?

The most used parts of this herb are the aerial plant parts, roots and bark. Many constituents have been separate from the aeronautical plant parts including the herbolides A, B, and C and sesquiterpene lactone santonin .The constituent of santonin is consider to have anthelmintic action. A vital oil extract from ethereal plant extract additionally seems to have antibacterial action against some Gram negative and Gram positive microscopic organisms in vitro. Santolina liquor constituent in the essential oil seems, by all accounts, to be in charge of its antibacterial action. A water concentrate of Artemisia vulgaris seems to have a number of pharmacological impacts. It seems to alter blood glucose in models of animal. In any case, there is inconsequent proof concerning whether it decrease or increase level of blood glucose. In models of animal diabetes, Artemisia seems to reduce blood glucose levels. Other aerial plant’s extract containing a methanolic extract of aerial plant parts and a water concentrate of roots don't appear to impact blood glucose levels. Artemisia powder also seems to improve the motility of gut and also seems to have fairly strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Mugwort?

Artemisia powder may have hypotensive actions. Moreover, it may also cause increase in heart rate.

How Mugwort Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Interaction of Supplement and Herbs with Hypoglycemic Potential - Some trials recommend that Artemisia vulgaris may have hypoglycemic impacts. Concomitant usage with different herbs and supplements that reduce level of blood glucose may cause an increased risk of hypoglycemic attack. Such herbs and supplements include cowhage, bitter melon, goat's rue, ginger, kudzu, willow bark, fenugreek and others.

How Mugwort Interacts With Drugs?

Antidiabetic Drugs - This interaction is of moderate nature and requires close monitoring. There is some proof that Artemisia vulgaris may have hypoglycemic impacts. Concomitant utilization with drugs that reduce the level of blood glucose may potentiate the danger of hypoglycemia. Be careful regarding the blood glucose and monitor it closely. Dosage modification may be important in this regard. Few antidiabetes medications constitute glyburide (Micronase , Glynase PresTab, DiaBeta), glimepiride (Amaryl), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), insulin, and others.

How Mugwort Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Mugwort Interacts With Lab Tests?

Glucose - Some investigations suggest that Artemisia powder may have hypoglycemic impacts. Artemisia vulgaris may decrease level of blood glucose in type-2 diabetes, according to the results of some clinical studies. How Artemisia interacts with Diseases or Conditions? Diabetes - Some proof recommends that Artemisia powder may have hypoglycemic impacts. Artemisia vulgaris may build the danger of hypoglycemia and may have additional impacts when used in combination with different diabetes medications. Be careful regarding the blood glucose and monitor it closely. Pharmaceutical dosage modifications may be important. Surgery - Artemisia powder may influence blood glucose levels. It may affect surgical procedures and blood glucose control. It is recommended for patient that they discontinue Artemisia vulgaris for minimum 2 prior weeks before elective surgical procedures.

How Mugwort Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Mugwort?

ORAL For diabetes patient, 50 ml water extract two times a daily has been utilized for youngster age above than 18. This is made by boiling 5 liters of water into 500 grams if aerial plant parts. For the infection of pinworm, 50 ml water extract used daily for adults for consecutively three days. Dosage for children’s, extract of Atemisia vulgaris of 25mL two times daily for consecutively three days. This is made by boiling 500 grams of water into 500 grams if aerial plant parts for 15-30 minutes.


Artemisia vulgaris is native to Middle East and Northern Africa.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Mugwort Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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