Also known as
Leonotis cardiaca, Lions heart, Motherwort
Motherwort is a plant in the Leonotis genus, belonging to the Lamiaceae or mint family. Motherwort is native to Eurasia and has been used throughout the continent for supporting the heart, the uterus, the nerves, and reducing anxiety and nervous tension. Motherwort is native to India and Africa but also can be found growing in Mexico with sometimes smoked as a calming euphoriant.
Leonurine, stachydrine, bitter iridoid glycosides leonuride, diterpinoids, flavonoids including rutin and quercetin, tannins, volatile oils, and vitamin A.
Organically grown and harvested
Motherwort can be brewed into tea, encapsulated, made into a tincture, and even smoked. Recommended dosage is 1-2 teaspoons per day. Motherwort is a tonic and can be used daily as such.
Motherwort is a very healthy herb that has an affinity for the heart, modern science is proving this with studies showing that the herb has a blocking type effect on beta adrenergic receptors, which both reduces anxiety and supports the heart. Motherwort also antagonizes the effects of caffeine, helping one find a calmer and more mellow state of mind. The herb makes an enjoyable smoke, and the calming and heart supportive benefits are also carried through this method of consumption.
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