Motherwort Herb Cut OR
Afflictions of the heart and nervous system find rest with motherwort
motherwort acts as an anti-spasmodic to relax smooth muscles. Use Motherwort to decrease clotting and the level of fat in the blood. That it can, in its calming nature, slow heart palpitations and rapid heartbeat. Motherwort has a mildly diuretic affect, also aiding high blood pressure.
The effects this plant has on the nervous system are profound, it relaxes the nervous system resulting in an elevated mood, relief of nervous debility and spasm.
Higher doses of tincture can act as a sedative to improve sleep, while smaller doses during the day can give energy by balancing and backing off the typically anxious nature of the user
Hyperthyroidism benefits greatly from motherwort.
Motherwort indicates that it decreases thyroid function, this is not how the plant functions. It brings to balance and alleviates symptoms associated with a hyperactive thyroid. Those symptoms being heart palpitations, anxiety, sleeplessness, and in some cases depressed appetite, for it is a bitter that stimulates digestion. It is, however, contraindicated for those with hypothyroidism.
PMS is a great venue for motherwort.
To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
DO NOT USE WHILE PREGNANT!