Artemisia vulgaris or mugwort is a common herb that has traditionally been used in medicine and cuisine. The hardy plants grow over a meter tall and have long, dark green leaves and purplish stems. Several species of moths and butterflies feed on the mugwort's leaves and flowers. Before the introduction of hops, mugwort was used as one of the flavouring herbs in beer.
Botanical name: Artemisia vulgaris
Other names: Armoise, felon herb, St. John's plant
Main constituents: A-thujone, b-thujone, 1,8-cineole, camphene and camphone.