The Motherwort herb is especially aligned with the healing of women – hence the name. However, that’s not to say it cannot be an extremely beneficial herb for men too.
Its Latin name “Leonurus Cardiaca” means “Lion’s Heart”, with cardiaca referencing the heart – the organ this plant has a strong affinity with.
It was used by the Ancient Greeks to soothe anxiety in pregnant women, and for what we now know as post natal depression.
The active compounds in motherwort help the body to break down and process hormones, which in turn can help to balance symptoms of menopause.
Motherwort helps to calm and soothe nerves and can also relieve feelings of stress, overwhelm, and anxiety.
Like other bitter herbs, motherwort will help to stimulate both the liver and digestive system, promoting healthy digestion and improving a sluggish digestion
HOW TO USE
Motherwort dried cut herb
Take 1-2 teaspoons of the herb per cup of boiling water.
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