The lifecycle of Motherwort kick-starts with the germination of seeds that occurs 2 to 3 weeks after sowing them.
The flowering season commences with the termination of June and continues vibrantly till August. The flower heads are advised to be deadhead or trimmed for the prevention of self-seeding as the plant is a big sponsor of self-seeding. It is a gold-medalist at conquering the whole area if the trimming sessions are overlooked.
The whole plant of Motherwort is a paramount chief when it comes to its utilization in the medicinal discipline.
The plant can be harvested anytime in late June till August after the emergence of its flowers. Another fact that is backed by research is that harvesting the plant at this precise moment results in procuring the much needed active ingredients in incredible amounts.
This highly promising plant is known for possessing a plethora of active ingredients in every nook and corner of its frame. For this reason, the whole plant is harvested to be employed in dealing with a diverse variety of disorders.
The plant is snipped from its base while it’s blooming.
It is counseled to dry the plant quickly or immediately form its tincture.
The Motherwort plant is dried in a highly-ventilated and low humid space that is out of direct sunlight. If it seems difficult to achieve a low humid setting, then put your harvested plants in a paper bag and place it near a fan. An intermittent shaking of the bag ensures good airflow whereas the air of fan promises the preservation of those much loved active ingredients that readily oxidize at the sight of sunlight. Continue the process for a week and the results will amaze you.
After properly drying the plant, it is placed into a jar that is stored in a dark, dry and, cool place.