one of the oldest ritual plants of Europe. The use of mugwort burnt as incense goes back to Celtic Germanic times. Mugwort was said to drive away evil spirits. At summer solstice the herb is thrown into fire to chase away all negativity. The foremost sacred plant among Germanics was demonized in Christian times as witches´herb. Nowadays this powerful herb is burnt as incense for protection and induction of clairvoyance.