Miyosino Mugwort Powder (Pesticide-Free Cultivation)
Surrounded by deep mountains and blessed with the climate of Higashiyoshino, which has a clear river, it is an organic and pesticide-free mugwort that has been carefully cultivated with all our hearts.
The Story of Miyosino Mugwort
Mugwort has strong vitality and is highly effective in supporting people's lives just by drinking, eating, bathing, and enjoying its scent. You can also make kusa mochi from the mugwort’s young leave, or moxa for moxibustion which can lower the incidence of breech presentations at birth.
Miyosino mugwort has been incorporated into people's lives since a long time ago. It has been written on a legend of Kobo Daishi, the most famous monk in Japanese history that a long time ago, Kobo Dashi consumed Miyosino mugwort even without removing the lye.
"Because the mugwort in Higashiyoshino was delicious, Kobo Daishi made it possible to eat it without removing the lye. Delicious mugwort can now be eaten from Higashiyoshino without removing the lye. "
Non-caffeine Mugwort, Safe with many Health Benefits
Mugwort is also known as an analgesic herbal medicine called gaiyo. The letter 艾 in Mugwort Japanese name, Yomogi has a meaning of "to disappear”, it means that mugwort is a leaf that can eliminate disorders.
As the name implies, Mugwort is a medicinal herb with a lot of health benefits. Since it is also non-caffeine, Mugwort is kind to your body and can be safely consumed by pregnant women and children.
Warming Your Body
Mugwort is called a warm plant. We recommend mugwort for those who have cold sensitivity, who feel functional loss, and who are suffering from physical disease peculiar to women to enhances the barrier power the body originally has.
As it warms from the core of the body, it relieves tension in the body and mind. Improves your body’s barrier power with the warmth effect of mugwort.
The antioxidant power of mugwort is about 100 times of broccoli, which is the highest in the reactive oxygen species (ROS) removal ability test that examined 200 kinds of vegetables and wild plants.
Polyphenols in Mugwort is comparable to high-quality and powerful chlorophyll in commercially available healthy tea, or beta-carotene in pumpkin.
If you use mugwort as a tea for bathing, you can easily absorb abundant nutrients through the skin.
Not only has a nice effect on skin-related problems, but it also helps to improve the condition of the body from the inside.
Nutritional Value of Mugwort
Since a long time ago, mugwort has been used as a culinary herb & traditional medicine. Mugwort has been ascribed many health-promoting and other beneficial properties. If you take it as a powder, you will gain rich nutritional components, such as:
- Vitamin C
- Dietary Fiber
In addition, you can take the active ingredient of mugwort more efficiently by ingesting it in powder form.
Comparing the Dietary Fiber of Mugwort with Other Ingredients
Mugwort contains dietary fiber higher than burdock, millet, and vegetable salad. It helps to eliminate the sickness of the stomach.
You can see the dietary fiber content comparison between mugwort and other vegetables or wild plants per 100g below:
What does Mugwort Taste Like?
With a fragrant scent like kusa mochi, there is a little bitterness and sweetness in the clear flavor. Mugwort has a refreshing taste like herbal tea.
Commitment to Manufacturing Method
Higashi Yoshino is known as a place that is blessed with clear air and water in Nara Prefecture. The manufacturer commits to use 100% raw ingredients from Miyosino.
The mugwort is carefully grown organically, without pesticide, without chemical fertilizer, so it generates a refreshing scent.
Only soft mugwort with vitality is harvested from April to early May and dried after careful treatment without any additives. A pack of dried leaves that captures the refreshing scent of mugwort.
Here is how our Miyosino mugwort has been made:
Message from Manufacturer
"We are happy to grow mugwort and stay healthy. We would like to increase the number of mugwort producers and the number of people who grow mugwort in Japan to keep maintaining our health."
In 1998, the Miyosino Mugwort Processing Association, which consists of 10 people from the region, was established under the concept of "For healthy Muranaka" to cultivate mugwort by making the best use of the fallow fields.
How to Use Mugwort Powder
Dissolve and Use it as a Regular Tea
You can serve this mugwort powder as a drink to accompany you at breakfast time, lunchtime, or even at night relaxation time.
There are some variations of enjoying mugwort powder drink, whether by diluting it in hot water or enjoying it as a cold drink.
The standard is 3g ~ 5g /cup. If you want to serve it as an iced drink, it will be easier to mix if you first dissolve it in a small amount of hot water.
You can also dilute it with your favorite milk or soy milk for a more varied taste.
A cup of tea in the morning gives a relaxing feel and puts you on track for a long hard day.
You can enjoy the refreshing mugwort flavor by putting a little on yogurt or vanilla ice cream.
Delicious Recipes with Mugwort Powder
Cooking Time 1Hour
- 3 tablespoons
- ・Mugwort Powder
- 3 tablespoons
- ・Granulated bean paste
Step by Step
- Divide the bean paste into 8 equal parts and roll it into 25g pieces. Rehydrate the mugwort powder with 5 times the amount of hot water (not included in the amount).
- Put Shiratamako, Joshinko, and sugar in a bowl and add the returned mugwort powder.
- Add lukewarm water (not included in the amount) to mixed dough (step 2) and knead until it is as soft as an earlobe.
- Divide the finished dough into 8 equal parts, roll them into a circle, and wrap 1 bean paste.
- Boil water in a pot.
- Arrange all 4 in a steamer or bamboo steamer lined with cooking paper, place in a steamed pot, and steam for 45 minutes. Perfect!
Mugwort Steamed Pan
Cooking Time 1Hour
- ・Cake flour
- ・Baking powder
- ・Mugwort powder
- 1 piece
- ・Salad oil
- 2 tablespoons
Step by Step
- Add milk to the mugwort powder and put it back.
- Put egg and sugar in a bowl and use a whisk to mix it well.
- Add mugwort milk and salad oil to mixed dough (step 2) and mix it well.
- Boil water in a pan and prepare a steamer or a heat-resistant container with a bamboo steamer and glassine paper set.
- Sift ☆ into mixed dough (step 3) and mix gently with a rubber spatula.
- Put the dough of 5 in a container and put Amanatto on it, put it in a steamer or a bamboo steamer, and put it on a pan with steam.
- Steam on medium heat for about 20 minutes. Perfect!
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||Miyosino Mugwort Powder
||Higashifuka Yoshino City, Nara Prefecture
||100% mugwort from Nara prefecture