Simple Herbal Extracts | Motherwort



Botanical Name

Leonurus cardiaca

Part Used

aerial parts*


Not for use in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

An anodyne, antispasmodic and emmenagogue useful for PMS, dysmenorrhea, palpitations caused by hyperthyroidism or nervousness, elevated blood pressure (stress related), white coat hypertension, and neuralgias. It is often used for post-partum pain, PMS and menopausal anxiety and chronic anxiety syndrome (use with Blue Vervain, Fresh Oat, & Pulsatilla).

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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