Mugwort – A Foraging Guide to Its Food, Medicine and Other Uses

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is one of the commonest weeds in northern Europe. It held an important place in herbals as a ‘women’s herb’ and as a remedy for stomach disorders in both food and medicine. Common Name Mugwort. Scientific Name Artemisia vulgaris. Family Asteraceae. Botanical Description Small reddish or pale yellow woolly flowers on short … Read more

Mugwort Jelly Recipe

This mugwort jelly recipe will have you purring with delight. Perfect as an accompaniment with lamb, duck or other fatty meats. Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) was one of the first plants that got my attention once I had crossed the threshold into “Depth Foraging”. I was walking the “foul stinking beast” through a field near my … Read more

Mugwort & Mushroom Soup

Recently I was chatting to one of my newsletter subscribers from across the pond, who pointed me to a video about a Chinese women who was foraging Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), she mentioned she used it in a mushroom soup recipe, and that was it. So I decided to try and make the soup, and this … Read more

Mugwort Smoothie

I love mugwort, dried or fresh it does not matter. The aroma sends me into heady reverie, and I love making drinks with it, and adding it to fruit salads etc. This evening I wanted something a little different, more a scented fruit drink, and so I went to work. Out popped this divine smoothie, … Read more

Bullace & Mugwort Gin

Is it a Bullace or a Sloe? The question keeps getting asked. Bullace is half way in size between a Sloe and a Damson. Often mistaken for a Sloe you will know you have a Bullace the moment after the first frost, or your freezer! Bullace tastes Cherry Plummy after frost, however before the frost … Read more