I had a huge forage the other day and have sooo much good stuff, so sorry for the barrage of foraging posts but I have spent a lot of today preparing things :)
I made a latte using mugwort, mugwort is great for:
Easing menstrual pain, Improving digestion Reducing anxiety and depression Promotes dream retention Helps with weight loss Helps to strengthen the immune system Detoxifies the body.
Don't use mugwort if you are pregnant and also be aware of not using too much. Research yourself before using.
This is a mugwort latte. I started off of course collecting the mugwort....
Since I didn't want to wait, I dehydrated the leaves and flowers separately for about 8 hours on low heat.
I took a few of the leaves and ground them to a fine powder using a mortar and pestle.
After making a mugwort powder I added it to the bottom of a cup with a little maple syrup and stir with a small amount of boiling water, I then added some steamed milk on top and then a shot of espresso on the top! OMG was this delicious and it made me feel high as a kite lol.