Motherwort

Motherwort - Leonurus Cardiaca
motherwort
The botanical name is from the Greek “leon”, for lion and “andourus”, for tail, as the plant resembles a lion’s tail. “Cardiaca” refers to its traditional usage as a heart tonic. It is a powerful uterine stimulant and that is why we use it in our Ready Mama herbal tea!

History

The Greeks gave Motherwort to pregnant women suffering from anxiety and also to anyone suffering from afflictions of the heart and nervous system. Maude Grieves tells us that there is “no better herb for strengthening and gladdening the heart”. Chinese studies have also found motherwort to decrease clotting and the level of fat in the blood

Benefits

Uterine stimulant – can cause contractions
Menstruation cramping and pain
Anxiety
Prevent thrombosis
Tachycardia
Eases palpitations
Stimulate menstruation when it is absent (amenorrhea)
Irregular and delayed menstruation (dysmenorrhea)
Helps to lower blood pressure
Insomnia
Rheumatism
Asthma
Bronchitis