Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

Leonurus Cardiaca (Motherwort): 'Mother and Child Reunion'

The author discusses the establishment and effectiveness of Leonurus cardiaca, a therapeutic remedy used in a testing project in the U.S. Leonurus cardiaca is recognized in three common names suc...

In Vitro Anticancer Activities of Leonurus heterophyllus Sweet (Chinese Motherwort Herb)

Objectives: To investigate the anticancer activities of Chinese motherwort herb (Leonurus heterophyllus Sweet; LHS). Design: Dried LHS was extracted and reconstituted in phosphate-buffered saline...

Motherwort for the Heart

The common herb motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) has long been known for "gladdening and strengthening the heart." Among many other recommended uses, Rudolf Weiss, M.D., in Herbal Medicine, confirms this use, stating, "My own investigations have shown that there is indeed a medicinal action mainly for functional heart complaints." Weiss also comments that further research is needed. A recent article in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, Vol. XVII, Nos. 1-2, 1989, 65-70, presents the results of some further research on the species of motherwort used in China (L. heterophyllus).

Clinical Correspondence

Enclosed are a few additional thoughts to add to the wonderful article on nervines by Debra Francis (Medical Herbalism, Volume 12, Number 1)

David Winston, Herbalist, AHG

Simple Herbs for Depression and Emotions

Focuses on the healing of postpartum depression of the mother. Provision of milky oat and oatstraw in the body; Effects of lemon balm in the nervous system; Importance of motherwort in the rough...

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