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Motherwort, Leonurus cardiaca
Parts used: Herb.
Constituents: Alkaloids, Bitter glycosides, Flavonoids, Tannins, Diterpenes.
Actions: Sedative, Hypotensive, Cardiac Tonic, Oxytocic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Emmenagogue, Ovarian tonic.
Palpitations, arrhythmias of nervous origin, hyperthyroidism.
Hypertension, tachycardia, beta-blocker.
Cardiac problems associated with anxiety, angina.
Regulates and strengthen the heart.
Stimulates labour contractions.
Diarrhoea, IBS, colic.
Dysmenorrhoea, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, amenorrhoea.
To nurture and lack of love as a child.
Herbal extract: 15-30mL per week.
Energetics: Cool, dry, bitter, pungent, Astringent.
Meridians: liver, heart, lung, kidney.
Contraindications: Pregnancy, but good during labour.