Also known as Lion's-ear, Lion's-tail, Lion's-tart, and Throwwort
History: Orientals attribute prolonged life to the Motherwort herb. According to Chinese legend, an emperor, assumed the throne at the young age of seven, was alarmed by predictions that he would not live to the age of fourteen. After extensively searching for a remedy to prolong his life, he chose to make a Motherwort tea and lived to in his 70's. In Europe, Motherwort was used as a remedy for heart disease and a pain reliever during labor.
Uses: heart failure, irregular heartbeat, fast heartbeat, absence of menstrual periods, intestinal gas , over-active thyroid, itching and shingles.
Active Ingredients: Bitter glycosides including leonurin and leonuridine, alkaloids including leonuinine and stachydrene, tanin
Actions: Sedative, emmenagogue, anti-spasmodic, cardiac tonic, hepatic, nervine