Motherwort (Leonarus cardiaca) Non-Native

Motherwort (Leonarus cardiaca)

Parts used: aerial portions

Medicinal uses: To treat nervous heart conditions. A gentle sedative and antispasmodic it encourages relaxation rather than drowsiness. Also used to calm anxiety during childbirth and used to stimulate uterine contractions.

Cautions: Do not take during pregnancy. It should also be avoided if there is heavy menstrual bleeding (Chevallier 226).

Motherwort Leonarus cardiaca

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