Motherwort, Leonurus cardiaca, is a calming nervine used to lower blood pressure and as a remedy for heart problems that are related to the nervous system. It relieves anxiety and nervousness and contains glycosides that temporarily lower blood pressure and ease the strain on heart muscles. This also makes it useful for tachycardia, heart palpitations, and preventing heart disease. Motherwort is useful for hot flashes, menstrual cramps, scanty menstrual flow, and vagina pain characterized by weakness, nervous irritability, and stress.
Avoid during pregnancy and menstrual with excessive bleeding.
This can be taken as an infusion or tincture.