MUGWORT: botanical Name: Artemisia vulgaris | Origin: Hungary | Plant Part: Aerials
Certified Organic: Mugwort is a popular herb known to aid in reducing or eliminating depression and to ease tension. Mugwort is a valuable digestive tonic; its bitterness stimulates the appetite and helps in the breakdown of fats. This makes it very useful for those who suffer gall-bladder problems, or who have had their gall-bladder removed.
Health benefits: insomnia | anxiety | painful menstruations | digestive issues | obesity | weak immunity | diabetes | depression | respiratory infections | kidney problems.
Precautions: if you are normally susceptible to allergies, use this tea in moderation. Pregnant women should avoid this tea as it is known to stimulate menstruation, so may cause miscarriage or pregnancy complications. Breastfeeding women should also avoid drinking it.
How to enjoy: 1-2 tablespoons in 200ml hot water (90°C) in a teapot and infuse for 5-10 minutes until desired strength is reached.
Kombucha: add 1-2 heaped tablespoons + 1 tsp sugar to your kombucha tea in a 750ml flip-top bottle or other air-tight container. Leave to ferment for 4-6 days at room temperature.