Mugwort is an Oneigernic substance, meaning its psychoactive effects are most pronounced while a user is sleeping.
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The main active chemical in mugwort is thujone - which can be found in certain sage species, as well as wormwood (the primary ingredient in absinthe).
Pregnant women are highly discouraged from using mugwort due to its abortive properties. Ingesting high levels of thujone can be toxic, so it is advised to take caution when using this substance.
Mugwort has been used to induce lucid dreaming, as it extends REM sleep. Although it has mild psychoactive effects when taken while awake. A nickname for mugwort is sailor's tobacco. Reportedly many sailors who couldn't get their hands on tobacco would smoke mugwort instead for similar effects. Mugwort is not hallucinogenic while awake for standard doses, though it's effects can be very intense when used for sleep. Lucid Delirium (talk) 06:37, 7 November 2022 (UTC)
- This seems interesting, Thujone seems to be the culprit for some of the effects. As a GABA antagonist, it causes effects that would be inverse to that of alcohol, such as stimulation, alertness, etc. Definitely want to look more into the dream potentiation and lucid dreaming potential Rosesareblue (talk) 15:02, 6 January 2023 (UTC)