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MOTHERWORT

HARTGESPAN, Leonurus cardiaca
Parts used: Herb
Constituents: Alkaloids, Bitter glycosides, Flavonoids, Tannins, Diterpenes
 
Actions Indications
Sedative
Hypotensive
Palpitations, arrhythmias of nervous origin, hyperthyroidism. Hypertension, tachycardia, beta-blocker. Cardiac problems associated with anxiety, angina
Cardiac tonic Regulates and strengthen the heart. To nurture and lack of love as a child
Oxytocic Stimulates labour contractions
Ovarian tonic
Emmenagogue
Dysmenorrhoea, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, amenorrhoea
Anti-spasmodic Diarrhoea, IBS, colic
Astringent
 
Herbal extract, 15-30mL per week
Energetics: Cool, dry, bitter, pungent, astringent
Meridians: liver, heart, lung, kidney
Contraindications: Pregnancy, but good during labour
 
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