Mugwort Plant: Distinctive feathery appearance of deeply lobed, dark green foliage with silver-grey underside
Mugwort leaf, also known as Ai Ye, is an herb with a long history of use in traditional medicine. It’s known for its healing potential, providing anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antimicrobial, and antioxidant benefits. This herb is beloved by both Eastern and Western herbal traditions, and it’s an emblem of healing and protective power.
In acupuncture, Mugwort plays a crucial role in a practice called moxibustion, which involves the use of refined wool “floss”. Moreover, it’s also used to clear heat, reduce dampness, and stimulate the body’s eliminative functions through urination and bowel movements. In Chinese heritage, it’s known to catalyze the flow of qi (vital energy) and body fluids.
Mugwort can be used in various forms. It can be ground up into boiling water and used in a decoction with other substances, or its fresh leaf can be crushed and blended to form a type of juice. Dried mugwort leaf is also usually available.

Mugwort leaves (Folium Artemisia Argyi) have a long history of use in traditional medicine. Today, studies have shown that it has

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antitumour
  • Antimicrobial, and
  • Antioxidant properties

It can also assist with type 2 diabetes and enhance sleep quality.

For its medical use, culinary use, and other benefits, please go to the full article.


Illustration of full mugwort plant showcasing roots, flowers, dried leaves, and various beneficial uses


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