Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is primarily used as a tea or tincture for its potential medicinal properties. Motherwort is used for the absence of menstrual periods, intestinal gas (flatulence), an over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism), heart conditions, including heart failure, irregular heartbeat, fast heartbeat, and heart symptoms due to anxiety.
Motherwort contains numerous plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties, including flavonoids, sterols, triterpenes, and tannins
May reduce postpartum blood loss.
May decrease in inflammation.
Given that motherwort has the potential to affect heart rate and rhythm, to those on heart rate medications, such as beta-blockers, and people with low blood pressure should consult their healthcare provider before trying this supplement. Motherwort has the potential to stimulate uterine contractions. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are also advised to avoid motherwort. This herb has been shown to interact with the blood thinner warfarin and should not be taken by anyone on blood-thinning medication unless cleared by a medical professional.