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Moon Goddess Artemis Tincture Mugwort

A Magical Herb of the Moon Goddess


Grounding, protective herbs 



Mugworth leaves

40% sca


Certainly, this is the sense that I get from my own encounters with Artemis and her herbs. At one level, we can understand Wormwood and its cousin, Mugwort (which Culpeper saw as ruled by Venus), as herbs of the wild feminine outside of masculine control. On another level, as herbs that replace externally imposed concepts of identity with the identity that arises organically from within, they tend to break down our cultural categories of gender, and they frequently show up to help when I am working with people who in one way or another are struggling with the cultural and social constraints connected with the gender they were assigned at birth. Every time I work with any of the plants associated with Artemis, I hear a voice saying, “my gender is not feminine, it is wild.”  SeN


I also love that Mugwort’s Latin name ‘Artemisia’ comes from the Greek moon goddess Artemis who is goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and fertility. This wild huntress assists us in going for our dreams and goals in an independent self-reliant way.  Artemis is also helper of midwives as goddess of birth.  Both Hippocrates and Dioscorides (their works influenced the development of modern medicine. Hippocrates is known for the Hippocratic oath – “First do no harm”), endorsed the use of mugwort to ease and hasten childbirth.


Purported mugwort benefits include:

  • Relieving stress
  • Boosting energy
  • Improving sleep
  • Promoting blood circulation
  • Relieving headaches
  • Supporting liver health
  • Relieving an itch
  • Increasing urine output
  • Easing digestion problem
  • Repelling insects
  • Relieving muscle aches
  • Normalizing menstrual cycles



Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

(It is called Mugwort because of its popularity as an herb in beer before the laws replacing it with Hops spoiled everyone’s fun.) Mugwort is famous as an herb for vivid dreaming, but I learned from Matthew Wood that it can also be an herb for helping someone who is too much in the Otherworld be more grounded in this one. I have found it especially helpful for artists, writers, and musicians who find that Cannabis inspires them to see things in new ways and gets their ideas flowing but also limits their follow- through in actually creating new work. I have them mix a bit of Mugwort with their Cannabis, and all report excellent results. 

Moon Goddess Artemis Tincture Mugwort

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