December 07, 2022

Motherwort 1:2 (Leonurus Cardiaca)


Motherwort is a nervine useful for heart palpitations.


2-4 mls per day, 15-30 mls per week

Parts Used:

Aerial parts

Main Actions:

  • Nervine tonic
  • Cardiotonic
  • Hypotensive
  • Antiarrhythmic
  • Antithyroid
  • Spasmolytic
  • Emmenagogue

Key Indications:

  • Hyperthyroidism (for the cardiac symptoms)
  • Palpitations, nervous tachycardia
  • Secondary amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, ovarian pain

Major Safety Issues:

Use with caution during pregnancy, but adverse effects are unlikely on current information