Artemesia (Titepati, Mugwort, or Wormwood) Essential Oil (Artemisia vulgaris)


Artemesia may also be referred to as Mugwort, Common Wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood, Artemisia vulgaris, Artemesia Vulgaris Linn. It is typically processed in Egypt using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the flowering plant/herb.


Traditionally, due to its soothing and relaxing effects, Artemesia has been used to calm hysteric attacks in patients when they occur. Some cases of women with blocked menstruation have had success restarting their cycles using this essential oil. Additionally, it can aid in the relief of fatigue, headaches, abdominal pain, and nausea. Artemesia can help to inhibit microbial infections which cause digestive disorders, and has been used to stave off roundworms and tapeworms. Artemesia also stimulates the flow of digestive juices to facilitate digestion. As a diuretic, Artemesia essential oil may increase both the frequency and quantity of urination, reducing the buildup of toxins in the body.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Fresh Herbaceous Slightly camphoraceous Strong

  • Common Name(s): Mugwort, Common Wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood, Artemisia vulgaris, Artemesia Vulgaris Linn
  • Botanical Family: Asteraceae
  • Botanical Genus: Artemisia
  • Chemical Family: Ketones, Sesquiterpenes
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Consistency: Slightly oily, transparent, very mobile liquid
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
  • Color: Colorless to pale yellow amber clear liquid
  • Countries of Production: Egypt
  • Indigenous Country: Nepal
  • Cultivation: Wild Harvested
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Flowering plant/herb
  • Storage: Store in cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light
  • Shelf Life: 5 years
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Organic Organic
  • Wild Harvested Wild Harvested
  • Vegan Vegan
  • Not Pregnancy Safe Not recommended or safe if pregnant or nursing
  • Not Child Safe Not recommend or safe for children

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Anxiety Depression Menstruation : Cramp ( Dysmenorrhea )

Therapeutic Benefits of Artemesia:

Anti-depressant Anti-inflammatory Anti-septic Anti-spasmodic Diuretic Emmenagogue Sedative Stimulant Vermifuge

Other Uses for Artemesia:

Aromatherapy Natural Perfumery

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Artemesia:

Possible oral toxin due to thujone content

Safety Precautions for Artemesia:

Not recommended to be used internally or externally

Contraindications of Artemesia:

Do not use with small children, elders, epileptics, pregnant and/or nursing women. Please see further cautions in Safety Considerations below.


Botanical Description of Artemesia:

There are around 300 species in the Artemisia genus growing wild around northern temperate regions, South Africa and South America.


History of Artemesia:

Many Artemisia species have been used in folk medicine for intestinal conditions, as topical antiseptics and for diabetes.

Traditional Folklore

Traditional Folklore of Artemesia:

Mugwort has a mixed reputation among different cultures; for instance In China its medicinal properties have long been used to improve ailments, while in Europe it has been used in witchcraft and black magic.

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities

Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Artemesia:

1st Chakra - Survival and Support 3rd Chakra - Personal Power Protective


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