Motherwort Herb (Leonurus cardiac)
Latin Name: Leonurus cardiac
Common Names: Motherwort Herb
Motherwort Herb is also referred to as Leonurus cardiaca.
Originally from central Eurasia, the Leonurus cardiaca has now spread to all temperate areas of the world, mostly as a garden plant, but as an escaped weed, as well. The leaves and flowers of this plant from the mint family are used in herbal medicines, and the seeds are also mixed in Chinese herbal medicine treatments.
has the capacity to calm palpitations, tachycardia and irregular heartbeats. The primary chemical constituents of Motherwort Herb include alkaloids such as stachydrine and leonurinine, ursolic acid, flavonoids, quercetin, rutin, bitter glycosides like leonurine, leonuridin, caffeic acid, essential oil, tannins, resin, beta carotene and potassium.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.