What is Mugwort ?
Mugwort is commonly used in making Indian Masala's also known as Maipatri
Common names of Mugwort
Indian Wormwood, Mugwort • Garo: Khel-bijak • Hindi: majtari, mastaru, buer, charmar • Kannada: machi-patri, manchapatri, davana, manjipatri • Malayalam: tiru-nitripach-cha, appa, damanakam • Manipuri:Leibakngou • Nepali: तिते पाति Titepati • Sanskrit: agnidamani, bahukantaka, damanaka • Tamil: machipatchai, machipattiri • Telugu: machi-patri, adavi-dhavanamu, davanamu • Urdu: arthamasia, baranjasif
Mugwort in Hindi is called as majtari, mastaru, buer, charmar
Medicinal uses: Benefits of Mugwort
An infusion of leaves is used in the treatment of nervous and spasmodic affections, in asthma and in diseases of the brain. This infusion is also considered to be helpful in improving the appetite. The juice of the plant is used in Nepal to treat diarrhoea, dysentery and abdominal pains. It is used as an eyewash where it is said to relieve the burning sensation in conjunctivitis. A paste of the plant is applied externally to treat wounds. The roots are antiseptic and are a tonic for the kidneys.
Other Uses of Mugwort
People take mugwort root as a “tonic” and to boost energy.
People take the rest of the plant for stomach and intestinal conditions including colic, diarrhea, constipation, cramps, weak digestion, worm infestations, and persistent vomiting. Mugwort is also used to stimulate gastric juice and bile secretion. It is also used as a liver tonic; to promote circulation and as a sedative. Other uses include treatment of hysteria, epilepsy, and convulsions in children.
Women take mugwort for irregular periods and other menstrual problems.
In combination with other ingredients, mugwort root is used for mental problems (psychoneuroses), ongoing fatigue and depression (neurasthenia), depression, preoccupation with illness (hypochondria), general irritability, restlessness, trouble sleeping (insomnia), and anxiety.
Some people apply mugwort lotion directly to the skin to relieve itchiness caused by burn scars.
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