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A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Motherwort, Lime Blossom, Hawthorn, Lily of the Valley

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, Lime Blossom, Hawthorn, Lily of the Valley – Herbal remedy for Heart Disease:  If you suffer from angina the following mixture may be of assistance: 3 teaspoons dried hawthorn berries;  2 teaspoons dried motherwort; 2 teaspoons dried lime blossom; one teaspoon dried lily of the valley. All these herbs are available dried from health stores. Mix all the herbs. Pour a cup of boiling water onto 1-2 teaspoons of the dried herbs and leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk three times per day over a long period.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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