Latin name: Leonurus cardiaca
Other names: lion’s ear, lion’s tail, throw-wort

What is Motherwort?
Motherwort is a member of the mint family, originally from Central Asia. Its use as an herbal remedy has now made it grown and available worldwide. Its functions extend to using the fresh or dried flowers to flavor soups and beer and also to make tea. Motherwort gets its name from the variety of ways it is used to treat female-related disorders.

What are the health benefits of Motherwort?
Motherwort has a long history of medicinal use in Central Europe and Asia, and has also been used in North America. It was traditionally used in China to prevent pregnancy and regulate menstruation. Today, it is used as a uterine tonic, and is thought to prevent uterine infections. It is also used in the treatment of menopausal problems. As a sedative, it is used to ease stomach gas and cramping, reduce insomnia, reduce irritability, and reduce heart palpitations.

Where can I find Motherwort?

Motherwort can be found online, in herbal specialty stores, in Asian markets, and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.

You can find this herb combined with other herbs in the Traditions of Tao formula:
Creative Balance Tea, which invigorates blood circulation and nourishes the Yin, helpful for female cycle imbalances.

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