Latin Name : Leonurus Cardiaca
Also called lion’s tail, motherwort is an upright, prickly bush with dark green leaves and furry purple or pink flowers It’s native to Asia and Southeastern Europe but can now be found worldwide. Unlike some other herbs in the mint family, it has an unpleasant smell and bitter flavor.
Motherwort contains numerous plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties, including flavonoids, sterols, triterpenes, and tannins
– Motherwort is used for heart conditions, including heart failure, irregular heartbeat, fast heartbeat, and heart symptoms due to anxiety.
– It is used for intestinal gas (flatulence), and over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
– Some people apply motherwort directly to the skin for itching and shingles.
– Motherwort may be able to stimulate uterine blood flow, so it can also be used for the absence of menstrual periods.