Monograph: Mugwort

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Date: 2021-12-17

NHPID name

Artemisia vulgaris ( Germplasm Resources Information Network Taxonomy )

Proper name(s)

Artemisia vulgaris L. (Asteraceae) ( USDA 2008 )

Common name(s)

Source material

Herb top ( Bradley 2006 , Grieve 1971[1931] )

Route Of administration


Dosage form(s)

Those suited to the allowable route(s) of administration. This monograph is not intended to include food-like dosage forms such as bars, chewing gums or beverages.

Use(s) or purpose(s)

Statement(s) to the effect of:




0.2 - 2.4 Grams 3 times per day, dried herb tops

See Appendix 1 for examples of appropriate dosage preparations and frequencies of use, according to cited references. The purpose of Appendix 1 is to provide guidance to industry.

Duration of use

No statement is required

Risk information

Statement(s) to the effect of:

Caution(s) and Warning(s): Contraindication(s): Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.  (Brinker 2001, Blumenthal et al. 1998, Williamson et al. 1988) Known Adverse Reaction(s):

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural health products ingredients database and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.


References cited

References reviewed

Appendix 1: Examples of appropriate dosage preparations, frequencies of use and directions for use



0.5-2 g dried equivalent, 3 times per day
(1:1, 25% alcohol, 0.5-2 ml) (Bradley 2006)


0.2-0.8 g dried equivalent, 3 times per day
(1:5, 25% alcohol, 1-4 ml) (Hoffmann 2003)