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Mugwort

Artemisia vulgaria

PLANT FAMILY

Asteraceae.

AROMA

Powerful, fresh and unique.

TASTE

Slightly bitter, smoky taste.

CHARACTERISTICS

A tall and robust perennial to 1.5m.

Known as the traveller’s herb for protection, Roman soldiers would place this herb in their sandals for endurance on long marches.

Also used as an alternative to tobacco by sailors when they ran out at sea.

Mugwort was a traditional flavouring for alcoholic drinks and was widely used as an astringent in ale before hops were introduced.

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