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Common Name Mugwort
Latin Name Artemisia vulgaris
Family Compositae
Part Used Leaves
Gathering Time Gathered just before flowering
Constituents Cineole acid, thujone, tannin, resin, inulin
Actions Bitter tonic, emmenagogue,
Common Uses Used as a digestive bitter and as an aid in normalizing menstrual flow. Useful for scanty menses, and menstrual cramping.
Contraindications Pregnancy, excessive bleeding during menstruation
Possible Drug Interactions Possible potentiating effects for anti-coagulant medications.
Overdose Symptoms Unknown

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