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.