Common names: Motherwort, Lion's Tail
Parts used: Aerial parts
Habitat: Native to Europe Asia and North America in waste places and hedgerows.
Constituents: Alkaloids, Bitter Glycosides, Iridoid Glycosides, Flavonoids, Terpenes, Tannins, Volatile OIls, Vitamin A
Actions: Sedative, Cardiac Tonic, Hypotensive, Antispasmodic
Traditional and current uses:
• Used to treat hyperthyroidism
• Cardiac disorders relating to nerves
• Arrythmia of nervous origin
• Heart tonic
• Astringency helps with gastric issues such as diarrhoea and flatulence
• Nervous tension
• Menopausal nervous problems
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