Herbalists use the flowering tops, leaves and stalk as medicine for a variety of female reproductive ailments. In many ways Motherwort is one of the greatest healing herbs for women. Women are emotional by nature, they endure many ups and downs while striving to figure out the responsibility and gift of being able to bring another life into this world, but also nurture the lives of others. Motherwort supports this process, prepares the uterus for childbirth while calming anxiety and stress, and supporting the heart. This herb is very effective when taken for a few months, doing its job, and then allowing the woman to move on without it.
Actions: Mild uterine stimulant and tonic, cardio-protective, nervine, bitter
Uses: Postpartum depression, moderate mood swings, eases hot flashes, depression and heart palpitations, good for times of “needing to be held”, ammenorhea, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, endometriosis.
Dose: tincture- 20-30 drops 1-2x day Tea- 1 tsp per 1c H20