Herb of the Day: Motherwort


Motherwort

Latin name is ( leonurus cardiaca )

Motherwort is another traditional heart tonic, and is known to lower cholesterol, reduce platelet accumulation, and strengthen the heart. It also shows a too-rapid heart rate, especially when anxiety is a contributing factor, because it relaxes the nervous system in general.  1/2 to 1 teaspoon of herb in 1 cup of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes covered

Typical dosage: 1 cup of tea 2 or 3 times a day…

Steep 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of herb in 1 cup of hot water covered for 10 to 15 minutes…

Or 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of tincture 2 to 3 times a day.

 

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