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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Each flower is replaced by 4 nutlets that are 3-sided and reddish brown or brown. Use cautiously in people who have kidney disorders. Motherwort Leonurus cardiaca Family: It is hardy in USDA climate zones 4—8. A contribution to our knowledge of Leonurus L.

Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. Sedative and hypotensive activity has been demonstrated in clinical trials. These leaves are nearly hairless and have conspicuous veins along cxrdiaca upper surface. And it has likely spread beyond your yard so, yes, you have inadvertently helped spread another noxious weed.

Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Information is based catdiaca review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. Clusters leonuruz stalkless flowers surround the stem at lwonurus leaf nodes in the upper part of the plant. Related Terms Agripalma, agripaume Frenchalkaloids, apigenin glucosides, caffeic acid, caffeic acid 4-rutinoside, calcium oxalate, carotenoids, chanshukang granules, Chinese motherwort, coumarins, diterpenes, epicatechin, ferulic acid, flavones, flavonoids, flavonols, genkwanin, herba Leonurihydrosols, hyperoside, i-mu-ts’ao Chineseiridoides, iridoids, isoquercetrin, Japanese motherwort, kaempferol glucosides, Lamiaceaee familyleocardin, leonurine, LeonurusLeonurus artemisiaLeonurus heterophyllus Sweet, Leonurus japonicus Houtt.

Willow Pond Park has been undergoing restoration and has many new native species recently planted May Use of the motherwort-containing herbal formulation Bushenhuoxuezhuyuntang was associated with increased endometrial thickness compared with control therapy in infertile women. Plants Leonurrus A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Although an infusion can be used, the taste is so bitter that the plant is usually made into a conserve or syrup[].


Plants create colonies from spreading rhizomes. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Use of herbal products and potential interactions in patients with cardiovascular diseases.

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You should be able to find plenty that will do well in your particular soil, moisture and light conditions. The lower leaves often have 5 cleft lobes and several coarse teeth; they are mohterwort up to 4″ long and 3″ across.

For details, please check with your state. Introduced to North America as a bee foraging plant and to attract bumble beesthis perennial herb is now considered invasive. Habitat Anthropogenic man-made or disturbed habitatsforest leoonurus, meadows and fields. While we don’t deny the flowers are pretty, they easily escape cultivation and will infiltrate natural areas, woodlands in particular.

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

You motuerwort unsubscribe at anytime. Simple Key All other flowering non-woody plants All other herbaceous, flowering dicots Leonurus cardiaca. Motherwort attracts baby bumblebees here in Somerset County Pennsylvania.

Preliminary research looked at the effectiveness of a motherwort combination therapy for symptoms of menopause. Retrieved 26 February Hedge banks, waste places etc[9, 17], usually on gravelly or calcareous soils[4].

Leonurus cardiaca L. (motherwort): a review of its phytochemistry and pharmacology.

Jenifer – Minneapolis on: Not only the most painful, but the most invasive. Use cautiously in people undergoing anesthesia for surgery. An herbal mixture containing motherwort has been given to people with type 2 diabetes.

Food and Drug Administration does not strictly regulate herbs and supplements. A mixture containing motherwort has been used with other medicine to treat stomach disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, with evidence of benefit.

Motherwort is one of many introduced members of the Mint family with small tubular flowers. Flowers appear in leaf axils on the upper part of the plant and have three-lobed bracts. Tried to identify this plant for a month.


Caution is advised in people with low blood pressure or in those taking drugs or herbs and supplements that lower blood pressure. The opposite leaves are variable in size and shape, although they all have long petioles that are slightly pubescent.

However, there is a lack of safety data from studies using motherwort alone. The leaves are antispasmodic, astringent, cardiac, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, nervine, sedative, stomachic, tonic and uterine stimulant[4, 9, 21, 46,]. A beautiful but weedy species, Common Motherwort is often found at woodland edges and is common throughout much of Minnesota. If you have any concerns about your own health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.

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I have some of this growing in my perrenial garden and have been trying to figure out what it is. Motherwort has been studied for use in a variety of conditions, including prostate disorders, arthritis, kidney disease, and stomach problems.

Stem upper part branching, 4-edged, short-haired—almost glabrous, usually partly with purple shades. Motherwort may increase the amount of drowsiness caused by some herbs or supplements. BC – Lake Harriet, Minneapolis on: We depend on donations to help keep this site free and up to date for you. What other natives would be a better choice? Caution is advised in people with bleeding disorders or those taking drugs that may increase the risk of bleeding.