Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris) Smudge Stick
For cleansing, purification and clearing. Because sometimes we need to shift the air around us ⚡️Mugwort is powerful moon medicine, calling in our powers of intuition and insight. This plant enhances dream space, having long been used to induce dreams. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Artemesia vulgaris is employed during moxibustion. Native to North Africa, Europe and Asia and naturalized in North America, this plant was harvested at my friends’ organic farm in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Mugwort is considered invasive and grows abundantly in my region. These smudge sticks are an offering of local, sustainable medicine—an alternative to commercially-produced white sage smudge sticks, which deplete indigenous people’s sacred plant communities.