Leonurus cardiaca


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Related to Leonurus cardiaca: Lycopus virginicus, Marrubium vulgare, motherwort
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

Leonurus cardiaca,

n See motherwort.
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Good examples of medicinal plants introduced to gardens are motherwort Leonurus cardiaca, common comfrey Symphytum officinale, and absintium Artemisia absinthium.
5 -- -- Krigia virginica (dwarf -- -- -- dandelion) * (T) Laportea canadensis (wood nettle) * -- -- -- Leersia virginica (white grass) * -- -- -- Leonurus cardiaca (motherwort) -- 2.
Effect of Leonurus cardiaca oil extract in patients with arterial hypertension accompanied by anxiety and sleep disorders.