Herbs Guide


Family Name: Lamiaceae

Botanical Name(s): Leonurus Cardiaca

Popular Name(s): Motherwort, Lions Tail, Lion's Ear, Throwort

Parts Used: Herb

Habitat: Found throughout Europe

Description: Motherwort is a strong-smelling perennial herb with purple stems. The leaves are 2 to 3 feet high erect and branched and are closely set. Pinky-mauve to white flowers, with purple spotted lips is produced in summer.

Uses: The herb is used basically for treating nervous heart conditions and to a lesser degree for a uterine tonic, as well as supportive therapy for hyper thyroid activity. It is used for complaints and problems associated with female reproductive disorders and menopause, menstruation and childbirth.