Scientific Name: Leonurus cardiaca

Other Names: Lion’s Ear, Lion’s Tail, Roman Motherwort, Throwwort

Parts Used: Flowering Tops, Leaves

Preparation & Dosage:

Herbal Actions: Antispasmodic, Anxiolytic, Astringent, Emmenagogue, Hepatic, Hypnotic (Moderate), Hypotensive, Nervine Relaxant, Stomachic, Tonic (Cardiac)

Uses: Anxiety, Childbirth Aid, Flatulence, Heart Conditions (such as Palpitations), Menstrual Cramps, Neuralgia, Neuritis, Respiratory Congestion, Rheumatism, Stress

Contraindications: Avoid use in pregnancy or if you have a low platelet count. Do not use if taking Coumadin, drugs to treat liver disease, beta blockers, Lanoxin, or other heart drugs.