As always, this is a brief (and incomplete) introduction to these herbs. There is sooo much
information at our fingertips. BE CURIOUS!

 All Artemisia species are antimicrobial and stimulate digestion to some extent, but some, not
all are nootropic, meaning that they enhance memory and cognitive function. (Yarnell, 2012)

Common Mugwort (A. vulgaris)

It is said to help increase awareness during dreams, stimulate lucid dreaming, and increase
psychic sensitivity. Mugwort is believed to initiate clarity of the dream experience and bring
awareness to the dream’s purpose in waking life. It is known as a visionary herb that opens one
to dreams of the future. (Andrews, 2015)

Mugwort has been traditionally used in herbalism for many purposes beyond sleep and dreams.
Due to its very aromatic bitter qualities, it has been commonly used to aid in digestion, stimulate
appetite, and calm an irritated stomach.

In some magical traditions, mugwort is associated with divination and dreaming. To bring about
prophecy and divinatory success, make an incense of mugwort to burn at your workspace or
around the area in which you are performing divination rituals.

White Sagebrush/ Western Mugwort (A. ludoviciana) 

Artemisia ludoviciana is used quite similarly to A.vulgaris (common mugwort).

“Indigenous tribes across the continent use the species as a medicinal plant, a source of fiber for crafting household items, and for ceremonial purposes. The Dakota people use this plant in smudging rituals to protect against maleficent spirits. The Apache, Chiricahua and Mescalero use it for spices, while Blackfoot tribe use it as a drug for dermatological use. The Cree and Blackfoot tribes use it in sweat lodges and the sun dance. Gros Ventre  also use it for skin curing and as medicine against cold, because it is also antipyretic. The Meskwaki and Potawatomi use a tea made from this species as a
treatment for sore throat and tonsillitis.” (Source: Wikipedia)

Sweet Annie (A. annua)

Sweet Annie was the pioneer’s air freshener. It has a fruity aroma that brightens up a room and
lasts for a long time.

Sweet Annie has also been sited for malaria and viral infections. For detailed medicinal information: