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A perennial herb that contains alkaloids (e.g., leonurinine and stachydrine), bitter glycosides (e.g., leonurine and leonuridin), tannins, vitamin A and volatile oil; it is a sedative, spasmolytic, and antihypertensive, and used for irregular menses, tachyarrhythmias, to prolong life and for rabies
Toxicity It should be avoided in pregnancy, as it may cause uterine contractions, and in those with skin allergies

motherwort (mu·ther·wōrt),

n Latin name:
Leonurus cardiaca; parts used: leaves, seeds; uses: cardiotonic, menstrual problems, cardiac conditions, anticoagulant, antiinflammatory, antispasmodic, anxiolytic, anticancer; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, thrombocytopenia, anticoagulant medications, beta blockers, cardiac glycosides. Also called
i-mu-ts'ao, lion's ear, lion's tail, lion's-tart, oman, Roman motherwort, or
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Also, I have found a herbal remedy containing Motherwort, Vervain, Valerian and Passiflora (SuNerven), which I find keeps my depression and PMS at bay.
just a fraction of an inch, and the buds of motherwort and multiflora
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A cardiac sedative, hypotensive and relaxing nervine, Motherwort strengthens and normalizes heart function.
Ayers says the weed motherwort (Leonorus cardiaca) is a good bee forage as are dandelions.
My favorite all-time remedy for this is Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca).
Motherwort or Lion's Tail; common (in large colonies); fields and waste areas; BSUH 11206.
Illinois motherwort swells into clumps, and Tennessee henbit is in full bloom.