Motherwort is an Old World member of the mint family that has migrated to the New World. It has small leaves and prickly red and purple flowers. It has a faintly bitter taste. Its other name, heartwort, signals its health value.
Potential Health Benefits
The aboveground parts of motherwort, gathered during flowering season, then dried and ground, are approved for calming heart palpitations and an overactive thyroid gland.
The plant contains alkaloids and bitter principles, according to Commission E. Just how it works is uncertain to authorities. In this regard, motherwort is something of a mystery herb, not withstanding its long history of health use in the Western world.
In China, researchers found that motherwort reduced blood-clotting implicated in heart attacks, according to a 1983 report in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Comprehensive Western studies using human test subjects evidently remain to be done.
How to Use the Herb
Ground, dried motherwort is taken internally in infusions. The average daily dosage is 4.5 grams, according to Commission E, which cites only doses of dried herb.
The PDR Family Guide to Natural Medicines & Healing Therapies additionally recommends 5 drops of extract or liquid extract, or 1 tablet per day for an unspecified term.
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