Saturday, October 23, 2010

Magickal Mugwort for 3 Day Walkers

Did you know that Roman soldiers once put the herb Mugwort in their sandals to relieve aching feet on long journeys? Legend claims that the Romans planted Mugwort on roadsides, so that passing soldiers might pick it at will on long marches to soothe their sore feet. Some herbalists still recommend it in footbaths to invigorate tired feet.

Recommended Use for 3 Day Walkers: Place mugwort in your shoes to gain strength and to protect your feet from fatigue during your 60 mile walk. I'm just sayin'. =)

Thank you all for your support! I've officially surpassed my goal of raising $3,000 in my fundraising to fight breast cancer for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure! Next weekend, I'll be walking 60 miles to raise awareness with my fellow Pink Warriors.


Kirsten said...

Has the mugwort helped? My husband has achy feet, even though he doesn't run. I need to make a "magickal" themed herb garden next spring.

Athena's Armoury said...

I only just put some in my shoes yesterday, so I don't know about the legend yet. What might be more practical, though, is to use it to make a foot bath. That really should help relieve tired, sore, achy feet. I would love a magickal herb garden, too!! One of these days, I really just need to dig into our sandy soil and see what I can do.

mermaiden said...

ah, magical mugwort! HUGE congrats on surpassing your goal- you are amazing :D