Motherwort Herb - Herbal Tea
Motherwort, a flowering member of the mint family is native to Central Asia but can now be found growing all over the world. The Motherwort plant, also called Lion’s Tail or Lion’s Ear has square shaped stem, 3 pointed leaves and produces small pink to lilac colored flowers and can be found growing along the road side and in vacant fields.
Motherwort has long been used as a medicinal herb and has been used traditionally in Central Asia, Europe and North America for its usefulness on a variety of ailments. Motherwort was even thought to prevent pregnancy and promote menstruation when used on a regular basis. It is thought that the name Motherwort came from the early Greeks who would give this herb to pregnant woman suffering from anxiety; however, the use of Motherwort is discouraged during pregnancy today.
Herbal Tea Recipe
Motherwort tea is prepared by steeping 1 ounce dried herb in 1 pint of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Motherwort Uses & Herbal Remedies
Motherwort Tea Benefits
Motherwort is a common treatment for conditions of the heart thought to lower blood pressure and smooth the heart rhythms.
Motherwort can be used to bring menstruation and was traditionally used to help pass afterbirth.
Motherwort has been used during labor to help ease labor pains and calm the nerves and anxiety associated with natural labor and has been thought to lessen the risk of post partum depression.
Motherwort can be used as a mild tranquilizer for anxiety or nervousness.
Motherwort should be avoided during pregnancy; however can be used during labor.
Motherwort should be avoided if you are currently taking anti-coagulants.
Motherwort should not be used during heavy menstrual flow.
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