Phytother Res. Aug;27(8) doi: /ptr Epub Oct 8. Leonurus cardiaca L. (motherwort): a review of its phytochemistry and. Leonurus cardiaca is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by m (1ft 8in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds. Photos and information about Minnesota flora – Motherwort: clusters of hairy, pink to lavender tubular flowers 1/3-inch long surrounding the stem at leaf nodes.

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The other Leonurus sp. The comparison of anti-oxidative kinetics in vitro of the fluid extract from maidenhair tree, motherwort and hawthorn.

Its natural habitat is beside roadsides, in vacant fields, waste ground, rubbish dumps and other disturbed areas.

More studies are needed in this area. Identify species based on their characteristics!

Leonurus Cardiaca, Motherwort

Mericarps 3-edged, brown, upper surface hairy. A mixture containing motherwort may benefit children with asthma, compared to other treatments. We definitely have quite a bit of acrdiaca in the “natural” areas around Plymouth.


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Originally from Central Asia and southeastern Europe, it is now found worldwide, spread largely due to its use as a herbal remedy.

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Use cautiously in people undergoing anesthesia for surgery. It is possible that the seeds are transported by mammals because the spine-like teeth of the calyx can cling to fur or clothing. Most people don’t know what it is the previous inhabitant of my housebut more people should be on the lookout for it to get motherwirt of it.

Motherwort may stimulate uterine contractions and cause uterine damage or miscarriage. Preliminary research looked at combining Western and traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease.

medicinal herbs: MOTHERWORT – Leonurus cardiaca

See the glossary for icon descriptions. Thanks to your good pictures and info, I just identified this on a hillside that we are trying to return to oak savanna. More high-quality trials are needed. This plant is still sold by commercial nurseries as a medicinal herb.

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Inflorescence a spike-like carxiaca composed leourus axillary whorls, terminating stem and branches. C A mixture containing motherwort has been used to treat women with edema, or swelling due to fluid buildup. Not cool when you’re picking grapes black cherries Etc and you step on some Barefoot! A mixture containing motherwort has been used to treat women with edema, or swelling due to fluid buildup.


A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant[9]. I cannot imagine anyone deliberately planting it!!! Motherwort attracts baby bumblebees here in Somerset County Pennsylvania.

But motherwort has a significant presence. With declines in Honey Bee numbers, Motherwort and Bumblebees could make a good team. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Wed Oct 25 Mani S – Minnetonka on: Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. I see the low,bushy rosette and last years stems with the prickly leeonurus pods.

Fields, banks, forest borders, waste areas, about dwellings. The application of Traditional Chinese Medicine notherwort the treatment of bradyarrhythmias.