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Alternative Names

Agripaume, Agripalma, Agripaume Cardiaque, Cardiaque, Cardiaire, Chinese Motherwort, Cheneuse, Creneuse, Herbe des Tonneliers, Herbe Piquante, Leonurus, Leonuri cardiacae herba, Lion's Ear, Leonurus Cardica, Lion's Tail, Mother's Wort, Mélisse Sauvage, Oreille de Lion, Plante Mère, Patte de Sorcier, Queue de Lion, Roman Motherwort, Throw-Wort, Yi Mu Cao

Scientific Name

Leonurus Cardiaca

Why Do People Use Motherwort?

The oral preparations of Leonurus cardiac (Motherwort), like motherwort powder, are used for cardiac insufficiency, cardiac symptoms of neurosis, amenorrhea, fast heart rate or other arrhythmias, flatulence and hyperthyroidism. Topically - Motherwort is commonly applied on the skin in order to treat shingles and itching. The seeds of Leonurus heterophyllus or Leonurus artemisia are utilized as a general tonic and to enhance eyesight.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Oral and appropriate utilization of motherwort is thought to be safe in most of cases. Possibly Unsafe In Pregnancy - Oral consumption of motherwort powder is considered unsafe for pregnant women because it may have uterine-stimulating effects. Avoid In Lactation - Motherwort should also be avoided by breastfeeding females because there is no authentic and sufficient information available about it safety in lactation.

How Effective Is Motherwort?

About the effectiveness of motherwort, the information available in unreliable.

How Motherwort Works?

The most effective parts of Leonurus cardiac are the above ground parts. Motherwort has negative chronotropic, antispasmodic effects, sedative, cardiac-inhibitory and hypotonic effects. Constituents include stachydrine and leonurine, which can stimulate blood flow and uterine tone. Ursolic acid can have cytotoxic, tumor-inhibiting and antiviral activity. The intravenous administration may lessen blood viscosity by decreasing fibrinogen, reducing the platelet aggregation and by enhancing erythrocyte deformability.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Motherwort?

More than three grams oral consumption of motherwort powder may lead to stomach irritation, uterine bleeding and in some cases diarrhea as well. The motherwort oil can cause photosensitivity and leaves may also become a reason for contact dermatitis. Motherwort can also cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

How Motherwort Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Motherwort Interacts With Drugs?

CNS Depressants Interaction rating between motherwort and CNS depressant drugs is major, so be careful about this mixture. Motherwort can potentiate the tranquilizing effects of these drugs and sedative effects of antihistamines.

How Motherwort Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Motherwort Interacts With Lab Tests?

Thyroid Function Its use may derange the values of thyroid function tests in individuals with hyperthyroidism.

How Motherwort Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Cardiac Disorders - Over dosage of motherwort can effect treatment for cardiac dysfunctions. Surgery - CNS depressant effects has been observed by the consumption of Motherwort powder. It may lead to additive CNS depression when mixed with anesthetics and different drugs after and during surgical activities. So patients should stop using motherwort at least two weeks before their suggested activities. Conditions Relating to Uterine Bleeding - Consumption of motherwort may adversely effects uterine bleeding because it has possible stimulation of uterine blood flow.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Motherwort?

ORAL Typically, 2 grams of aerial parts of motherwort, turned into a tea, should be used thrice every day. Such tea is made by steeping two grams of the dried above ground parts in 150 mL boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes and then strain. Normal consumption of motherwort is 4.5 grams every day.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Motherwort Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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