Motherwort [Leonurus cardiaca]

Translating literally from “ Lion Hearted,” Motherwort’s Latin name highlights its benefits to the cardiovascular system.

In regards to hypertension induced by stress, Motherwort supports and strengthens the heart by aiding in the recovery of heart palpitations, lowering cholesterol, and improving blood vessel elasticity.

Its main constituent Leounrine, promotes the relaxation of one’s blood vessel walls. As fiery as it sounds, this cooling herb has a fondness for womxn balancing hormone levels, easing soreness, regulating one’s menstrual cycle making it a great ally for menstrual and menopausal symptoms.

Photo from Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B.C., Canada