Motherwort seeds


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MOTHEWORT - 30 Seeds

(Leonurus cardiaca) 

Motherwort has a long history of traditional medicinal use from the time of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. It contains the chemical leonurine, which is a mild vasodilator and has a relaxing effect on smooth muscles. It is used as a cardiac tonic, a general women’s tonic, for regulating the menstrual cycle, to stimulate and to pacify the nervous system. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the related plant, Leonurus artemisia, is used for strengthening the heart, promoting longevity, promote blood circulation, slowing a fast heartbeat, reducing swelling, as a diuretic and reducing blood pressure. Essentially this plant was used to ‘heal the anxious heart and mind’

The plant was used in ancient times to promote longevity and given to the woman to aid in childbirth and to avoid uterine infections – hence the name motherwort. 

Motherwort is not known to be toxic in normal quantities, but the taste is very bitter and generally unsuitable for culinary uses. 

Propagation notes will be supplied with a seed packet.


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