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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
Positive  cardiovascular  effects  have  been  reported  in  open  clinical  trials  (41,42
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
Herba Leonuri is used against cerebral ischaemia (32). It is also used for treatment  of  heart  palpitations  occurring  with  anxiety  attacks  or  other nervous disorders (6, 43–45).
 
Uses described in traditional medicine
Traditionally, Herba Leonuri has been used for certain types of heart conditions, simple tachycardia, effort syndrome, and specifically for cardiac symptoms  associated  with  neurosis  (28).  Herba  Leonuri  has  also  been  used for urine stimulation, and for removing calculus from kidneys. Used as  a  remedy  for  female  reproductive  disorders;  the  plant  stimulates  the  muscles  of  the  uterus  and  is  used  to  treat  delayed  menstruation,  menstrual pain and premenstrual tension (46).

References:

  6.   Fleming T, ed. Physician’s desk reference (PDR) for herbal medicines. Montvale, Medical Economics Company, 2000.
 
28.   British  herbal  pharmacopoeia.  Vol.  1.  Bournemouth,  British  Herbal  Medicine Association, 1990.
 
32.   Bradley   PR,   ed.   British  herbal  compendiumVol.  1. Bournemouth,  British Herbal Medicine Association, 1992
 
41.   Turova   AD. Lekarstvennye  rastenija  SSSR  i  ikh  primenenie.  Moscow, Meditsina, 1974.
 
42.   Zou  OZ  et  al.  Effects  of  motherwort  on  blood  hyperviscosity.  American Journal of Clinical Medicine, 1989, 17:65–70
 
43.   Wren   RC. Potter's new cyclopaedia of botanical drugs and preparationsEssex, CW Daniel, 1988.
 
44.   Hammerman AF, Kadaev GN, Jacenko-Khmelevski AA. Lekarstvennie rastenija. Moscow, Visshaja shkola, 1983.
 
45.   Newall CA et al., eds. Herbal medicines. A guide for health-care professionals. London, Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
 
46.   Chevallier   A. The  encyclopedia  of  medicinal  plants London,  Dorling Kindersley, 1996


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