In this Article
- What other names is Mugwort known by?
- What is Mugwort?
- How does Mugwort work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Mugwort.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use mugwort if you are pregnant. Mugwort might cause a miscarriage because it can start menstruation and also cause the uterus to contract.
Not enough is known about the safety of taking mugwort if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergies: Mugwort may cause an allergic reaction in individuals who are allergic to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many other herbs.
Mugwort might also cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to birch, celery, or wild carrot. This has been called the "celery-carrot-mugwort-spice syndrome."
There is also some concern that mugwort might cause allergic reactions in people with allergies to white mustard, honey, royal jelly, hazelnut, olive, latex, peach, kiwi, the Micronesian nut called Nangai, and other plants from the genus Artemisia, including sage.
Mugwort pollen might cause reactions in people who are allergic to tobacco.
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