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Motherwort, Hawthorn, Lily of the Valley Remedy

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 an 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
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy. Should not be used if menstrual bleeding is heavy.

Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis): Only use this herb under professional medical supervision.


Motherwort, Hawthorn, Lily of the Valley – Herbal remedy for Heart Disease:  To strengthen the heart the following mixture should be taken over an extended period of time. Mix 2 parts hawthorn berries, 2 parts motherwort and one part lily of the valley. Pour a cup of boiling water onto 1-2 teaspoons full of the herb mix and leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk three times per day. At the same time an adequate intake of potassium has to be taken. Eat plenty of foods with potassium such as grapes, tomatoes and bananas. If there is any water retention one part dandelion should be added to the mixed herbs mentioned above.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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