Mugwort (Artemisia) is a plant that grows in Asia, North America, and Northern Europe. The plant parts that grow above the ground and the root are used to make medicine.
Artemisia argyi, commonly called the silvery wormwood, is herbaceous plant species of the family Asteraceae.
Mugwort “takes you up a level” from your habitual dream state: Those effects are best described as intensifying or enhancing to dream texture, resolution, complexity, and recall. If you tend not to remember anything about your dreams, mugwort will help you [re]collect bits & pieces; if you have spotty recall, it will help you construct a more complete narrative thread. If you dream only in black & white, mugwort may introduce colors.
Artemisia has a broad spectrum of bioactivity, owing to the presence of several active ingredients or secondary metabolites, which work through various modes of action. It has widespread pharmacological activities and has been used as traditional medicine since ancient times as an anthelmintic, antispasmodic, antirheumatic, and antibacterial agent and for the treatment of malaria, hepatitis, cancer, inflammation, and menstrual-related disorders.
The plant purportedly has antiseptic, styptic and expectorant qualities that make it ideal for improving wellness. The effects of ingesting the remedy may include stimulation of menstruation and the treatment of coughs, asthma, and infertility. The remedies also supposedly treat dysmenorrhea. The Chinese also extract the oil from the leaves and use them for the treatment of bronchitis and asthma.