Artemis plant, also known as Artemisia, offers a host of properties and uses, both medicinal and magical.
There are over 300 species of Artemisia, and many of them are toxic and poisonous, such as Artemisia Absinthium and Artemisia Schmidtiana. In some cases, Artemisia vulgaris, which we will discuss in this text, can also cause abortions, skin rashes and allergies which must always be used with caution.
Similarly, there have been cases where Artemisia vulgaris interacts adversely with some medications, so people under formulated medical should always consult their health professionals before using this plant. Always make sure you know what kind of Artemisia you are eating.
Artemisia vulgaris has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries and was also impressive attribute to magical powers.
Artemis is an essential plant in Ayurvedic medicine as well as traditional Chinese medicine, especially in applications of acupressure and acupuncture with moxibustion.
Medicinal Uses of Artemisia
Artemis is used as an infusion (15g of powder of dried leaves and flowers per 500 ml of boiling water, no more than three times a day) as gel and oil, and as incense and potpourri.
Its internal use should be short term only.
The plant has in abundance of essential oil that is composed of eucalyptol and thujone. It also contains resins, musilago herbaceous in parts and small amounts of adenine and choline.
Artemis is used as an anthelmintic i.e. to purge intestinal worms and to stimulate the secretion of gastric juices and improve appetite. It has been used successfully to prevent digestive problems and flatulence.
Artemis has been used to treat menstrual disorders such as amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea and diabetes mellitus, as it has an effect on blood sugar.
Artemis is antispasmodic, expectorant, stimulant and antiseptic.
In homeopathy, Artemisia vulgaris is used to treat epilepsy, nervousness, menstrual cramps and to prevent abortions.
For external use, in cases of wounds or skin ulcers to prevent infection.
Magical and Esoteric Uses of Artemisia
In addition to its medicinal uses, Artemis is also known as an important esoteric rituals and magical plant. For this purpose, it can be consumed as tea or coffee, or also used as oil, incense or just keeping dry leaves or plant nearby.
It is known as the grass of dreams because it is used to induce astral travel, divination and trances to sleep memories. It is also said to induce prophetic dreams and premonitions, and also increases the psychic powers of the person who eats it.
Artemis is also used as plant for protection as it repels spirits and lower entities like bad energy. As a protector, it is known as the plant of travelers, so to charge in a bag as a charm, it is said to protect from evil on the road.
When used as a tonic to induce astral travel, it is also used as incense for protection during these projections.
When cleaning the bad vibes and protect the environment, it also increases the power of any magic ritual, so Artemisia vulgaris burns incense before, during and after any esoteric exercise which enhance the expected results.
Cleaning your glasses and other tools with Artemis tea also keeps them purified and protected, which will help in the results of any magical ritual.
Artemisia especially protects children and couples, so you can keep small plants in your room, but do not leave within reach of children or pets for consumption, on dry ground above the entrance to hang in the room.
Risks of Artemisia Vulgaris
If constantly taken in excess, Artemisia vulgaris plant can be toxic, affecting the nervous system causing seizures.
Similarly, use in pregnant women is not recommended, especially in the first quarter, as it can produce contractions and cause spontaneous abortions or damage the developing fetus.
Use in children and people with depressed immunity is not recommended.
It can also cause allergies and skin reactions in people with pollen allergies and can produce similar reactions.