February 11, 2016


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How does Mugwort work?

The chemicals in mugwort might stimulate the uterus.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if mugwort is safe. However, it is known that allergic reactions can happen, especially in people who are sensitive to tobacco, honey, royal jelly, mugwort, celery, wild carrot, or the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family which includes ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and other similar plants.

Do not use mugwort if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are allergic to honey, tobacco, mugwort, celery, wild carrot, ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, or related plants and plant products.

Dosing considerations for Mugwort.

The appropriate dose of mugwort depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for mugwort. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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