MOTHERWORT

MOTHERWORT
Motherwort is a traditional herb known for its calming properties and is often used to support women's health during menstruation and menopause. It may also help with anxiety and promote relaxation.
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Uses & Effectiveness

Overview

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiac) is a plant that grows about 1 meter in height. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Motherwort has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It might also help fight bacteria and stimulate the uterus.

People use motherwort to prevent or stop bleeding. It is also used for heart failure, symptoms of menopause, high blood pressure, wound healing, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Motherwort is a herbaceous plant known for its medicinal benefits, but it's not related to any known vitamin. Motherwort was historically used to treat irritable heart symptoms in soldiers during the American Civil War, earning it the nickname soldier's herb.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Motherwort is possibly safe when used as an extract in soybean oil for up to 28 days. Side effects might include diarrhea and upset stomach.

Interactions

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with MOTHERWORT

    Motherwort might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking motherwort with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.

Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Motherwort is possibly safe when used as an extract in soybean oil for up to 28 days. Side effects might include diarrhea and upset stomach.

Pregnancy: Taking motherwort by mouth during pregnancy is likely unsafe. Motherwort can stimulate the uterus and might cause a miscarriage.

Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if motherwort is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of motherwort might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.

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