Mayernik Garden grown, motherwort has been used for heart conditions such as heart failure and irregular heartbeat.*
In addition to the benefits of heart health, motherwort has been used to assist in symptoms associated with anxiety.*
Take full dropper orally in tea or water.*
Every herb has a particular history which is peculiar and unique to it. Motherwort is not an exception. Motherwort, which has its botanical name as Leonurus cardiaca is a perennial herb that comes from the mint family, Lamiaceae. Leonurus is derived from two Greek words “Leon” which means “lion” and “ourus” which means “tail” because the plant was thought to resemble the tail of a lion. It is so called “cardiaca” or heart because it is used for heart conditions such as fast or irregular heartbeat. Because of its primary use of reducing anxiety in pregnant women and during childbirth, the ancient Greeks gave it the name motherwort or “mother’s herb”.
Motherwort herb has its roots in Asia most especially China and also in South Eastern Europe but because of its medicinal prowess, it can now be found all over the world. Before now, motherwort was not considered as an herb for heart conditions. In Europe, it was firstly known as a treatment for cattle diseases. Colonial masters brought it into North America and in the 19th century, the Eclectics recommended it as a menstruation enhancer (or regulator) and to calm nerves after childbirth.
Unlike some other herbs in the mint family, the motherwort herb has a very bitter taste and unpleasant smell. It contains essential oils, caffeic acid, flavonoids, tannins and vitamin A. It is also known as lionstail, heart-wort and agripaume in other parts of the word.