Phytother Res. Aug;27(8) doi: /ptr Epub Oct 8. Leonurus cardiaca L. (motherwort): a review of its phytochemistry and. Leonurus cardiaca is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by m (1ft 8in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds. Photos and information about Minnesota flora – Motherwort: clusters of hairy, pink to lavender tubular flowers 1/3-inch long surrounding the stem at leaf nodes.

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The mixture contained motherwort and showed some evidence of benefit, but more research is needed.

Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Danielle – Carlton County on: Lion’s tail also being a common name for Leonotis leonurusand lion’s ear, a common name for Leonotis nepetifolia.

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The calyx of each flower is bell-shaped and has five lobes. A motherwort-containing herbal mixture showed some evidence of benefit.

Leonurus cardiaca L. (motherwort): a review of its phytochemistry and pharmacology.

Inflorescence a spike-like group composed of axillary whorls, terminating stem and branches. I look forward to drinking some of your tea or making a tincture to help me with my nerves.

They’ll have a good selection of pollinator friendly native plants that bloom throughout the season. Whorls of sessile flowers occur above the axils of the opposite leaves on the middle to upper stems.

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Drowsiness or sedation may occur. Caution is advised in people with low blood pressure or in those taking drugs or herbs and supplements that lower blood pressure. C A combination product containing motherwort has been studied for treating gout. Motherwort may cause kidney damage. There cardiqca some evidence of benefit, but more research is needed before conclusions can be made.


C Preliminary research found that motherwort treatment given to mothers after a Cesarean section resulted in lower blood loss during surgery, but more blood loss after giving birth, compared to other treatments. The preference is partial sun and moist fertile soil. Motherwort is especially valuable in the treatment of female weaknesses and disorders, allaying nervous irritability, inducing quiet and passivity of the whole nervous system[4].

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The antispasmodic and sedative effects promote relaxation rather than drowsiness[]. Habitats Hedge banks, waste places etc[9, 17], usually on gravelly or calcareous soils[4]. It is hardy in USDA climate zones 4—8. The fresh or dried flowers can be used as a flavouring in soups, particularly lentil or split pea[]. For info on subjects other than plant identification mothewort, invasive species control, edible plants, etc.

Leonurus cardiaca L. (motherwort): a review of its phytochemistry and pharmacology.

Cut the previous years stalks early spring, waited to see what they flowered as. Although an infusion can be used, the taste is so bitter that the plant is usually made into a conserve or syrup[]. C In preliminary research, men with enlarged prostates experienced improvement. Facts About Motherwort is an introduced perennial used in traditional medicine for heart conditions and as a mild sedative. Related Terms Agripalma, agripaume Frenchalkaloids, apigenin glucosides, caffeic acid, caffeic acid 4-rutinoside, calcium oxalate, carotenoids, chanshukang granules, Chinese motherwort, coumarins, diterpenes, epicatechin, ferulic acid, flavones, flavonoids, flavonols, genkwanin, herba Leonurihydrosols, hyperoside, i-mu-ts’ao Chineseiridoides, iridoids, isoquercetrin, Japanese motherwort, kaempferol glucosides, Lamiaceaee familyleocardin, leonurine, MotherwrotLeonurus artemisiaLeonurus heterophyllus Sweet, Leonurus japonicus Houtt.

A dose of 20 milligrams of motherwort has been injected into the uterus, together with a unit uterine oxytocin injection, during childbirth, followed by six doses of 20 milligrams of motherwort injected into the muscle and six unit intramuscular oxytocin injections, given once every 12 hours. For more information about QR Codes click here. I have uprooted the lot, and will see what I get back next year.

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Gynoecium composed of 2 fused carpels. It is probably native to the eastern and south-eastern corner of Europe, where it began to be cultivated in ancient times. Unclear scientific evidence for this use D: While we don’t deny the flowers are pretty, they easily escape cultivation and will infiltrate natural areas, woodlands in particular. And it has likely spread beyond your yard so, yes, you have inadvertently helped spread another noxious weed.

Thanks for your understanding. The leaves are antispasmodic, astringent, cardiac, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, nervine, sedative, stomachic, tonic and uterine stimulant[4, 9, 21, 46,]. Numerous other agents may theoretically increase the risk of bleeding, although this has not been proven in most cases.

C A mixture containing motherwort has been used with other medicine to treat stomach disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, with evidence of benefit.

Attribution This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature edited and peer-reviewed by contributors to the Natural Leonuris Research Collaboration www. Calvin C U – Winona on: Motherwort may cause low blood pressure.

Mammalian herbivores avoid the foliage as a food source because it is bitter-tasting and probably slightly toxic. If you have sufficient seed then it can be sown in an outdoor seedbed, or even in situ.

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Retrieved 26 February Avoid during pregnancy as it is a uterine stimulant although it has been used during labour [].

The lower lip is a darker purplish color, narrow and folds up lengthwise. Now I’m glad I pulled most of it out. Motherwort motnerwort grows in distinguished old environments because that is where it was cultivated centuries ago. Oh yeah we got it here.