Phytother Res. Aug;27(8) doi: /ptr Epub Oct 8. Leonurus cardiaca L. (motherwort): a review of its phytochemistry and. Leonurus cardiaca is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by m (1ft 8in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds. Photos and information about Minnesota flora – Motherwort: clusters of hairy, pink to lavender tubular flowers 1/3-inch long surrounding the stem at leaf nodes.

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Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Avoid using motherwort in pregnant and breastfeeding women, due to a lack of safety data. Now I can pull it with wild abandon! Li M and Zhang S. Seed – sow spring in a cold frame.

Leonurus Cardiaca, Motherwort

Further research is needed. Motherwort may stimulate uterine contractions and cause uterine damage or miscarriage. For details, please check with your state. Simple Key All other flowering non-woody plants All other herbaceous, flowering dicots Leonurus cardiaca.

Leonurus cardiaca (Motherwort): Minnesota Wildflowers

Caution is advised while driving or operating machinery. The stems are 4-angled, heavily ridged, and slightly pubescent. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. A beautiful but weedy species, Common Motherwort is often found at woodland edges and is common throughout much of Minnesota. Mild negative chronotropic, hypotonic and sedative effects can be attributed to the herb and preparations thereof.


The upper lip is convex and covered with white hairs and the lower lip is three-lobed and downward-curving and spotted with red.

Leaves vary in size and motherqort as they ascend the stem and have prominent veins. The root system consists of shallow fibrous roots and rhizomes. Joan – Wisconsin on: Wed Oct 25 Stem upper part branching, 4-edged, short-haired—almost glabrous, usually partly with purple shades.

Joan and anyone else who is looking for an alternative to motherwort for their garden: I’ll pull out ,otherwort I found, and hope I don’t have too much.

A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant[9]. Upper lip convex, top white-haired, approx.

Calyx campanulate bell-shaped5-veined, 5-lobed; lobes sharp-pointed. Motherwort use should be discontinued at least 14 days before surgery.

Motherwort often grows in distinguished old environments because that is where it was cultivated centuries ago. It seems most other flower ID sites don’t know they exist. Caution is advised in people with low blood pressure or in those taking drugs or herbs and supplements that lower blood pressure. I see the low,bushy rosette and last years stems with the prickly seed pods. Motherwort Leonurus cardiaca Family: Growth form the plant is an herb it leonurrus self-supporting stems Horizontal rooting stem the plant does not have stolons Lifespan the plant lives more than two years Parasitism the plant is not moterwort Plant color the leaves or young stems of the plant are green Plants darken when dry no Spines on plant the plant has no spines Underground organs there are only slender roots on the plant.


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Oh yeah we got it here. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Additional research is needed in this area. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice.

Motherwort may cause diarrhea, dry mouth, a general feeling of discomfort, hepatitis, mild stomach discomfort, nausea, and pain on the right side of the stomach. C Preliminary research looked at combining Western and traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease. The plant has been found effective in the treatment of functional heart complaints due to autonomic imbalance, and also as an anti-thyroid treatment, though it needs to be taken for several months for these effects to be noticed[].

It is hardy in USDA climate zones 4—8.