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Motherwort fresh herb (Leonurus cardiaca)*

An anodyne, antispasmodic and emmenagogue used for dysmenorrhea, elevated blood pressure (stress related) and neuralgias. It is also often used for post-partum pain. Motherwort is an antianxiety agent indicated for PMS or menopause, and palpitations caused by hyperthyroidism or nervousness.

Bugleweed fresh herb (Lycopus virginicus)*

A valuable and underutilized herb for hyperthyroidism—especially the irregular heartbeat, elevated blood pressure and palpitations often associated with hyperthyroidism. Bugleweed is astringent and sedative for use in cases of irritation of the lungs, chronic cough, hemoptysis, blood in the urine and heart palpitations with a rapid “thready” pulse.

Lemon Balm fresh herb (Melissa officinalis)*

A mild, flavorful remedy appropriate for children's colds, stomachaches and headaches. Lemon balm is useful for mild depressionwith St. John’s wort for seasonal affective disorder, mild hypertension and hyperthyroidism. Lemon Balm also acts as an antiviral agent both orally and topically especially for oral or genital herpes.


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Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.