Found throughout the United States and other countries around the world Motherwort has many uses. Motherwort usage dates all the way back to ancient Greece when they would make tea for anxiety. A member of the mint family, Motherwort is used for heart conditions including heart failure, irregular heartbeat, fast heartbeat, and heart symptoms due to anxiety. It is also used for the absence of menstrual periods, intestinal gas (flatulence), and over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism). It can be used in teas. Early research shows that taking motherwort along with valerian, hops, and lemon balm might improve sleep in men going through alcohol withdrawal. Early research suggests that taking a motherwort tincture by mouth for 10 days can decrease anxiety. Please do NOT use if you are pregnant because Motherwort can be teratogenic.
Each herb possesses unique ways of helping you to stay healthy and support your body, mind, and spirit. Herbs are used for a variety of purposes. In addition to medicines, herbs are often used for making teas, bathing, body care products, flower essences, supplements, and as fragrances.
Many thousands of years after mankind uncovered the medicinal and spiritual use of these plants, scientists have acquired the tools that were needed to figure out how they worked and confirm their effectiveness. You can see an example of this in scientific articles confirming the effectiveness of elderberry improving your immune system with thousands of antioxidants and even anticarcinogenic effects!
We encourage you to do your research before ingesting any herb. This is especially true if you are taking any medications, as many herbs interact with specific types of medications (St. Johns Wort and Antidepressants for example, causes serotonin syndrome, which can be fatal). Always consult your doctor before trying to treat, diagnose, or cure any medical condition, as they know what is best specifically for you.