Mugwort is one of the most used herbs in the witch’s cabinet. One of its most common uses is in magical workings in which the strengthening of psychic powers is of importance. It is used as a component in incenses for prophetic dreaming and divination and is also prepared as an infusion, or tea, which is drunk before divinations or attempting astral projections. These can also be used in any ritual or meditation to strengthen psychic powers or to aid in any working where psychic abilities are used. The infusion is also used to wash tools of divination and scrying such as cauldrons, runes, crystal balls and magic mirrors. Mugwort can also be sewn into sachets and stored with your divination tool. It is known to be used in spells for healing, protection and strength as well.
Mugwort is not suitable for pregnant or lactating women.
Artemisia plants contain liver toxins that may build up if used in excess. If you use them regularly, take periodic breaks of at least a week. Don’t give them to young children or pets.
Never ingest essential oils. That goes double for oils containing thujone. A single overdose can cause permanent damage to the liver and kidneys.
Mugwort produces pollen which may aggravate seasonal allergies. The pollen is not a big problem if you plan to burn it or brew it in water. However, it’s something to think about when making dream pillows and wreaths. Some people have reported skin irritation from contact with the herb.
Deities: Artemis, Diana