Artemisia vulgaris

Folk names: Artemis Plant, Felon's Fern, Sailor's Tobacco, Cronewort

Warning: Pregnancy + Liver

Mugwort is an emmenagogue which has been known to stimulate contractions causing miscarriage or premature labor. 

There is evidence that mugwort in large quantities can cause liver damage.

Mugwort Annointing Oil

When creating your oil, it is fairly simple; the main decision to be made in whether your herb is dried or fresh.


In general, you should assume that dried herbs have a higher concentration of their properties because there is no residual moisture.


Fill your vessel with fresh herb or half fill for dried.

Add your preferred carrier oil - we love olive oil for mugwort because of its connection to Greek and Roman Deities Artemis and Diana, respectively.

Make sure that you remove air bubbles around the herb with a tooth pick or stem.

Allow your oil to sit in a warm spot (if this isn't your altar, that's ok! we like doing ours in the kitchen) for 1-6 moon cycles (depending on potency) before use.


If storing for longer term, follow the above steps but after the warming period, place it in a cool, dry, dark spot for 3-6 months. 

Planet: Moon, Venus
Element: Earth, Fire
Gender: Feminine

Astrological Sign: Capricorn

Parts Used: Flowering Top, Leaves


  • Artemis (Ancient Greek)

  • Diana (Ancient Roman)

  • St. John the Baptist (Abrahamic)


  • Third Eye


  • Summer Soltice

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Bitter

  • Emmenagogue

  • Nervine

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Mugwort in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Mugwort.

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​Magical Uses

  • Astral Projection

  • Banishing

  • Birth

  • Cleansing

  • Consecration

  • Creativity

  • Divination

  • Dreams

  • Healing

  • Intuition

  • Prophetic Dreams

  • Protection

  • Psychic Powers

  • Relaxation

  • Safe Travel

  • Spirit Communication

  • Spiritual Awakening

  • Strength

  • Tranquility

  • Travel

  • Women's Health

Mugwort Enhancement Crown

A Wreath or Crown is often associated with helping our third-eye and crown chakras open up and receive what the divine has to offer. Either placing the wreath over your altar, threshold, bed OR wore atop your beautiful noggin - it will stand to enhance psychic abilities and protect against evil spirits and psychic fatigue.

Prophetic Dream Oil

1 Part Mugwort

1 Part Lavender

1 Part Rosemary

Olive Oil

Follow the other oil instructions with this recipe instead!