Motherwort Herb Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

Motherwort Herb Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

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Motherwort is a member of the mint family that earned its common name because it was once a favorite herb among midwives.

The leaves of this herb is characterized by a very bitter flavor and a hairy texture, which likely explains why motherwort is also known as Lion's Ear and Lion's Tail.

This herb is often used in tea blends, but due to the presence of cardiac alkaloids, internal use is not recommended during pregnancy or in conjunction with pharmaceutical medications that act on the heart.

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approximate cups to one pound14
origineastern europe
active compoundsIridoid, Flavonoids, Caffeic acid, Tannin, Alkaloids
plant part usedaerial parts
processingcut & sifted
sustainabilitywild crafted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaFibrous and grassy, with no remarkable aroma.


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cosmeticTincture or infuse in oil for use in ointments, salves and creams.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy. Due to the presence of cardiac alkaloids, do not use this herb internally without medical supervision if you have a heart condition or take pharmaceutical medications to control blood pressure.

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motherwort herb

Very bitter. May be prepared as tea or tinctured. (See safety warning.)

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motherwort herb

Motherwort is a perennial member of the mint family that is original to Europe and Asia but is now distributed world-wide. The herb is also commonly known as Lion's Tail and Lion's Ear because of its appearance, but it is called motherwort because of its long association with promoting the onset of labor.

The active compounds in motherwort include the alkaloids stachydrine and leonurine, both of which have an effect on smooth muscle like the heart. Other constituents in the leaf and flowers include the antioxidant compounds rutin and quercetin.

While the topical use of motherwort and small doses taken as tea are safe, tinctures or long-term use of the herb should be supervised be a qualified health care practitioner. Because this herb increases the risk of premature uterine contractions, it should not be used during pregnancy. Similarly, the presence of cardiac agents like leonurine can interact with prescription medicines or cause complications in people with heart disease. If in doubt, ask your doctor.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.