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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
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(Motherwort): a review of its phytochemistry and pharmacology," Phytotherapy Research, vol.
Herbalists also recommend drinking teas containing the following three times a day ( cinnamon, cramp bark, ginger, ginseng, lemon balm, lady's mantle, motherwort, vervain, and winter cherry.
The active ingredients of the compound were 2% black haw bark (viburnum prunifolium), 2% licorice (glycyrrhiza glabra), 2% motherwort (leonurus cardiaca), 2% passion flower (passiflora incarnata), 2% pleurisy root (asclepias tuberosa), and 5% alcohol.
Other "hormonal" herbs that may help include Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) and Motherwort (Leonorus cardiaca), which is particularly used for palpitations.
Another example is Motherwort for treating racing heartbeat caused by anxiety and tension.
Other herb oils that are dangerous in pregnancy include pennyroyal, motherwort and hyssop.
The treatment is developed according to pathogenesis of CHD and composed of Ginseng, Astragalus, Rehmannia, Ophiopogon root, Schisandra chinensis, Frankincense, Myrrh, Angelica root, Rhizoma Chuanxiong, Fructus liquidambaris, Radix cyathulae, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Acorusgramineus, and Motherwort. Clinical studies have confirmed beneficial effects of GXT on angina pectoris [4-7] and arrhythmia [8], in addition to inhibitory effects on lipid levels in blood [9].
Astragalus roots, cascara sagrada bark, elecampane roots, hawthorn berries, motherwort herb, turkey rhubarb roots, self heal flowers, spikenard roots, yellow dock roots, violet flowers, licorice roots, and fennel seeds all make good herbal syrups.
Hu, "A contribution to our knowledge of Leonurus L., i mu ts'ao, the Chinese motherwort," The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, vol.
19: When ragweed has grown two feet tall, and cow vetch, yellow sweet cover, wild parsnips, poison hemlock, angelica, motherwort, wild roses, locusts, blackberries, and yarrow are flowering, then the last of the leaves come out for summer.
Motherwort, on the other hand, has been shown to reduce anxiety in pregnant women because research has shown it contains a sedative.