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(mŭg′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
Any of several artemisias, especially Artemesia vulgaris, native to Eurasia, having downy leaves and used as a flavoring and in moxibustion.

[Middle English, from Old English mucgwyrt, mugwyrt : mucg-, variant of mycg, midge (since mugwort is attractive to flies, and bunches of mugwort were hung in houses, stables, and barns until covered with flies, after which the bunches were covered with a sack to trap the flies and put into water to drown them) + wyrt, plant; see wort1.]


1. (Plants) a N temperate perennial herbaceous plant, Artemisia vulgaris, with aromatic leaves and clusters of small greenish-white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) another name for crosswort
[Old English mucgwyrt, perhaps from Old English mycg midge]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mugwort - any of several weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisiamugwort - any of several weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia
genus Artemisia - usually aromatic shrubs or herbs of north temperate regions and South Africa and western South America: wormwood; sagebrush; mugwort; tarragon
wormwood - any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium
Artemisia gnaphalodes, Artemisia ludoviciana, prairie sage, western mugwort, white sage, cudweed - perennial cottony-white herb of southwestern United States
Artemisia vulgaris, common mugwort - European tufted aromatic perennial herb having hairy red or purple stems and dark green leaves downy white below and red-brown florets
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However, my best guess is Artemisia vulgaris, or mugwort, an aromatic perennial often found in weedy areas such as roadside verges.
75 for a box of five, comes in Mugwort, Lemon Tea Tree and Charcoal.
Medication commonly prescribed at the time for psychological or behavioral issues, epilepsy, and other ailments included calomel (mercurous chloride, which often resulted in mercury poisoning), tartar emetics, opiates (laudanum or morphine), rubefacients, castor, mugwort, and absinthe (Joinson 2012; North 2000; Okoh-Esene et al.
Outside the granary is the kitchen garden, which includes vegetables and medicinal herbs such as borage, mugwort and wormwood.
The extracts of allergens used were the following: house dust mite group: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae; animal group: cat, dog; mold group: Alternaria, Cladosporium; wild grass pollen group: weed mix, mugwort, lambs quarter, nettle, English plantain; grass pollen group: meadow grass, grass mix (Stallergenes 689-coded mixture of 12 grass pollens), cereal mix (oat, wheat, barley, corn); tree pollens: cypress, olive, ash, pine; and foods: milk, egg, wheat, peanut, hazelnut, and fish.
cms) You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne , and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al.
ha-1 provided at least 70% control of rhizomatous perennial weed, mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) in Virginia.
farina , Chenopodium album , animal hair, tree mix, grass mix, cereal mix, dandelion, giant ragweed, Humulus species, locust bean, Blattella germanica , mugwort, pine, plantain, Cochliobolus lunatus , Candida albicans , Penicillium notatum , Alternaria tenuis , and Aspergillus fumigatus ) were also enrolled in the study.
35 kU/L) to the "SX1 aero-allergen mixture" [timothy, rye, mugwort, mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus), cat, dog and mold (Cladosporium herbarum) allergens].
Scientific name Common name Pre-1940 Alliaria petiolata garlic mustard Artemesia vulgaris mugwort Carduus nutans (D) musk thistle Centaurea stoebe spotted knapweed Cirsium arvense Canada thistle x Cirsium vulgare bull thistle x Clematis terniflora sweet autumn clematis Conium maculatum (D) poison hemlock Convolvulus arvense field bindweed x Coronilla varia (P) crown vetch x Cynanchum louiseae black swallow-wort x Daucus carota Queen Anne's lace x Dioscorea polystachya (D) Chinese yam Dipsacus fullonum common teasel x Dipsacus laciniatus cut-leaved teasel x Euphorbia esula leafy spurge x Glechoma hederacea creeping Charlie x Hesperis matronalis dame's rocket x Humulus japonicus (D) Japanese hops Hypericum perforatum St.
Another Chinese traditional medical practice is called moxibustion; this involves burning an herb called mugwort (our very own damong maria) and applying it close to the skin.