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MOTHERWORT

(Leonurus cardiaca)


Used as a cardiac tonic when there is a psychological component. Cardiac myopathy with functional stress overlay.

PROPERTIES: sedative, antispasmodic, astringent, calmative, cardiac, emmenagogue, stomachic.

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
· direct inhibitory effect on myocardial cells via inhibition of Alpha Beta and B-adrenoceptars
· to be used in hyper-sympathitonia conditions where tachycahrdia is noted (no vasopresser or vasodilation effect noted)
· a uterine tonic (due to the alkaloid content)
· a cardia tonic (due to glycoside content)
· checks diarrhea (due to the tannin content)
· calms palpitations and helps normalize heart function in general

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: should be used as directed by a qualified professional practitioner.
Tincture - Spray:
3-6 pumps three times daily.
Extract: ½ tsp 3 times daily.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Concurrent therapy for cardia-disorder; pregnancy and lactation

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.