Mugwort, also known as Artemisia vulgaris, is a member of the Asteraceae family found in North America, Asia, and Europe. This hardy plant can grow up to six feet tall, and it’s known for its light purple stems and the silvery shine underneath its leaves.
While gardeners in the U.S. consider mugwort a weed, it is revered around the world for its medicinal properties and has a long history dating back to 3 BC. This aromatic herb is rich in vitamin C, calcium, and zinc.*
Mugwort has a unique taste with a hint of both bitterness and sweetness and minty undertones. It’s often brewed as a mugwort tea, and can also be used a culinary spice.