Allergens 101

Mugwort

Artemisia vulgaris

A perennial weed that grows along roadsides, in waste areas, and infests crops. In many parts of Asia, mugwort is regarded as an edible herb due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, hypolipidemic, antimicrobial, and antidiabetic properties.

Common symptoms

  • Hay fever

    A runny nose, stuffiness, and sneezing are very common

  • Eye allergies

    Itchy, watery, or red eyes are very common

  • Asthma

    Coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, chest tightness and shortness of breath

Seasons and Regions

 

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Northeast

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Alaska

Hawaii

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Where is Mugwort found?

Mugwort is widespread in Europe, Asia, Australia and throughout southern Canada and parts of the United States. It is not found in Antarctica or Africa, althought it was recently found in Libya.

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Recommended solutions

Avoid the allergen as best as you can and reduce symptoms through over-the-counter medications. If you would like to prevent your allergies from progressing or are looking for long-term relief, talk to your doctor about allergy immunotherapy or find out if you are eligible for NectarRx Allergy Treatment.

  • Check pollen counts daily

  • Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed

  • Treat with allergen immunotherapy