Motherwort

Leonorus cardiaca


Medicinal Use:

Heart conditions

Heart failure

Irregular or fast heart beat

Heart symptoms due to anxiety

Menopause hot flushes

Stress / anxiety

Absence of menses

Flatulence

Hyperthyroidism

Improves sleep for abusers with alcohol withdrawal: with Valerian and hops

External: skin, itching, shingles

Contraindications:

Pregnancy or lactating

Treatment of heart conditions

Clotting disorders

Warning:

Used externally: watch for increased sensitivity to the sun

Excess can cause: diarrhea, stomach sensitivity, bleeding uterus, sleepiness, allergic reaction

Stop use 2 weeks prior to and after surgery

Interactions:

Treatment of heart conditions

Sedative medications: Ativan, Ambien etc.

Blood thinners


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