Beetle oil (Artemisia vulgaris)

The mugwort is a rather inconspicuous plant that has long been used as a medicinal plant. The mugwort plant belongs to the daisy family, he makes very few demands on its environment and grows almost everywhere. We find it, for example on river banks, at the edges of paths and roads, on railways or dumps. Since the sagebrush is a relative of wormwood, it is often referred to as wild wormwood. Mugwort can be up to five feet tall, he has a slightly hairy stems, forming yellowish to reddish flowers.

Therefore, the name mugwort is because the ancient Romans awards for him a healing effect on the feet. Even today, taking hikers, which hurt the feet, mugwort leaves and place them in their sandals so they can run longer.

The sagebrush has a medicinal plant but still a large number of other medicinal benefits, which resulted in the ancient Germans that they called him Mugwurz what can be translated as power Wurz.

The oil of mugwort is obtained by steam distillation from the previously dried leaves and roots of the plant 5 kg of leaves and roots for approximately 1 g of the essential oil.

Fragrance direction

The essential oil of wormwood smells very strong and spicy, with also bitter and something like camphor. After some time, however, this fragrance softens strong and ultimately it remains a scent like a strong and spicy black tea left.

Application examples of wormwood oil

The mugwort oil helps complaints with the digestive system, for example, if you have taken too much fatty foods to himself. This oil stimulates the production of bile juices that digestion much benefit.

The mugwort oil also has an antiseptic effect, it can help for fungal infection and was formerly used against STDs.

Mugwort is still true today as anti-inflammatory agent, which is used for example in inflammation in the urinary tract or in the womb. earlier you used the mugwort as a menstruation-regulating herb especially in gynecology.

Today, the oil of wormwood is used mainly in homeopathy, where it is known as an important remedy for depression, also given to using it, if the person suffers from anxiety and arousal states. Another use include seizures or worm infestations.

The oil of wormwood can also help against headaches. Moreover, it has a refreshing and uplifting effect as an addition to a full bath. If you let it evaporate in a fragrance lamp, it helps to clear your mind.

This oil has on our soul a very relaxing and calming effect, it can help us get over fears and relieve tension. Mugwort oil opens our soul for the real things in life, if we get caught up in a dream world. It is again relaxed and lose the fear of reality. In addition, the wormwood oil, get over depressive states helps.

The mugwort oil goes well with the scents of sage and spruce, but it is not often used in fragrance lamp.


This oil is used nowadays hardly, except in homeopathic form, where it is estimated it because of its anticonvulsant and relaxing property.

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