Parts used: Aerial parts
Anti-spasmodic, cardiac tonic, emmenagogue, hepatic, nervine, sedative
The names of this plant show its range of uses. ‘Motherwort’ shows its relevance to menstrual and uterine conditions whilst ‘cardiaca’ indicates its used in heart and circulation treatments.
It is valuable in the stimulation of delayed or suppressed menstruation, especially where there is anxiety or tension involved. It is a useful relaxing tonic for aiding menopausal changes. It may be used to ease false labour pains.
It is an excellent tonic for the heart, strengthening without straining. It is a specific for over-rapid heart beat where this is brought about by anxiety and other such causes. It may be used in all heart conditions that are associated with anxiety and tension.
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