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Other Names: Motherwort, Lion's Tail, Lion's Ear, Lion's Tart, Throw-wort, Heart-wort Leonorus cardiaca
Traditional Usages: Drive Away Melancholy, Palpitations, Pounding Heart, Spasms, Paralysis, Stimulate Urine and Menstrual Bleeding, Purges Stones from the Kidneys, Depression, Migraine, Anxiety after Childbirth, Hysteria, Said to have a toning and relaxing effect on the Uterus before Childbirth, Causes the Uterus to Contract after Delivery, Helps Expel Chest Phlegm, Kills Worms, Cramps, Convulsions, Strengthens the Heart and Promotes Longevity (Traditional Chinese).
Resources: Central Asia, Central Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, North America, Wild Britain
Parts Used: Leaves, Flowers, Seeds
Administration Method: Crushed herb for infusions for internal use.
Herb Action: Antispasmodic, carminative, gentle sedative, strengthens heart function, uterine stimulant
Herbal Research: Motherwort
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Should not be used if menstrual bleeding is heavy.

Motherwort - Herbal remedy for Convulsion:  Infuse one teaspoon of fresh or dried motherwort in a cup of hot water. Strain and drink one cup a day.

Motherwort - Herbal remedy for Epilepsy:  Motherwort has a sedating effect on your nervous system and the ability to lower blood pressure. To consume motherwort add a single teaspoon of dried leaves to 250 millilitres of hot water. This can be consumed one time per day and sweetened with lemon if desired.

Motherwort – Herbal remedy for Heart Disease:  Motherwort helps strengthen the heart. Infuse one teaspoon of dried herb in a cup of boiling water. Infuse for 10-minutes. Strain and allow to cool. Drink two cups daily.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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