Derived from an aromatic plant belonging to a genus called “Artemisia” is an essential oil known as Mugwort Oil. This oil is extracted from a species of aromatic plants known as “Artemisia Vulgaris” in the plant kingdom. Apart for its varied medicinal properties this oil was apparently also used in rituals related to witchcraft and black magic. Furthermore, this oil is obtained from the leaves, buds, and flowering tops of the plant using the “steam distillation” process.
A. Chemical constituents of Mugwort Oil:
This oil is extracted from the leaves, bud, and flowering tops of an aromatic plant belonging to the “Artemisia Vulgaris” species in the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil mainly contains organic compounds such as alpha thujone, beta thujone, cineole, camphene, and camphone.
B. The uses and benefits of Mugwort Oil:
There are a number of benefits that an individual can gain by using this essential oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil when used helps in suppressing epileptic seizures, and thereby serves as an anti-epileptic agent.
This oil helps in stimulating the normal release of gastric juices, help in normal digestion, and thereby serve as a digestive.
This oil when used also helps in flushing out waste products such as kidney stone etc from the urinary system by promoting urination.
This oil “stimulates” the body systems of the body when used, and thereby serves as a stimulant.
This oil also exhibits a medicinal property that enables the killing of intestinal worms such as roundworms and tapeworms, and thereby serves as a vermifuge.
C. The adverse reactions of Mugwort Oil:
There are a couple of adverse effects that could occur on using this oil. They are as follows:
- The use of this oil could severely affect pregnancy, and hence pregnant women must avoid using it.
- The usage of this oil could have a toxic and narcotic effect on the central nervous system, and hence must be used extremely carefully.