Constituents: Volatile oil (thujone, borneol, cineole, pinene), sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, coumarins, bitter principl e, tannins.
Milder in function than other Artemisia herbs.
Bitter – stimulates digestive juices
Nervine – acts as a mild tonic to the nervous system (may be due to the volatile oils)
Diaphoretic – encourages sweating
Anthelmintic – expel parasitic worms (helminths) and other internal parasites from the body
Choleretic – increases secretion of bile from the liver
Emmenagogue – can help regulate menstruation
Dreamer’s herb, stimulates the imagination and promotes vivid dreaming. Burn herbs, smoke, use hydrosol or take tea before bed.
My work with this herb
July 2019: Found growing abundantly in Aberdyfi (near Cemetery Beach). Gathered for burning bundles, incense and tea. Gathered from Gasworks Lane (small patch, only took a little) to make a hydrosol.