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Motherwort Herb

  • Motherwort is used for its heart tonic, nerve calming and female tonic properties. Heart palpitation, angina, weak heart. Cardiac edema. Hyperthyroid symptoms (with Bugleweed). Amenorrhea, PMS with tension and irritability, painful periods. Difficult labor. Postpartum bleeding and pain. Menopausal nervous symptoms. Heart tonic in menopause. Weak kidneys with edema.
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Motherwort Herb (c/s, Organically Grown or Certified Organic)


Also Known As – Leonurus cardiaca, lion’s ear, lion’s tale, throwwort.

Origin - Organically grown: Elbe, WA - USA or Certified Organic USA

Overview - Motherwort is a tall green plant with jagged leaves and tiny pink or lavender flowers. Originally from China, the herb is now grown in many places around the world. It is easy to grow, and it self-sows easily in waste land areas. Harvest in the summer and dry in a well-ventilated shady spot.

Medicinal Uses – Motherwort, as the name implies, is often used in conjunction with childbirth. Some women begin taking it in late pregnancy to gear up for labor. Some take it even earlier to promote relaxation and relieve stress. Some midwives recommend it as a uterine tonic. Some believe the herb will prevent miscarriage and relieve the pain from Braxton-Hicks contractions.

  • Susun Weed, an herbalist and author, recommends motherwort for preventing hemorrhage during labor. It is taken postpartum to help with afterpains. For nonpregnant women, the herb can help regulate periods. It also strengthens the heart and can be used for irregularities and arrhythmias that are based in anxiety. It is also used for headache, vertigo and insomnia.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement - For postpartum depression, motherwort can be mixed with linden or ginger tinctures. When mixed with mullein and other herbs that are beneficial to the lungs, the herb can be a good addition to help with bronchitis, asthma and other lung issues. In late pregnancy, it can be mixed with other uterine toning herbs like red raspberry leaf to add herbal support for a shorter, more efficient labor.

Parts Used - The aerial portions of the plant are used medicinally to make tincture, capsules and tablets.

Precautions - Motherwort should be avoided in early pregnancy since it can bring on menstrual bleeding. If you have a clotting disorder or take blood thinning medications, do not use.

Preparation and Dosage - To use a tincture of motherwort, up to a tablespoon per day is safe. The tincture does not taste good, so you may want to add it to an herbal tea or some other beverage to make it more palatable. To use capsules, 1 to 4 per day is sufficient.

Disclaimer - The information presented herein by Mountain Maus’ Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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