Motherwort Properties Leonurus sibiricus
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Medicinal properties: emmenagogue; diuretic; vasodilator; Applications: heart conditions, hyperthyroidism
Other names: honeyweed
Motherswort, or "Siberian Motherswort" is scientifically known as
Leonurus sibiricus. If the name "leonurus" rings a bell for you then
you're probably thinking of Wild Dagga, or Leonotis
leonurus. In ancient Chinese medical literature it's known as Yi
Mu Cao. Like other medicinal plants, this herb uses the suns energy
coupled with resources from its environment, including water, air,
and organic matter from within the ground, to essentially create
complex pharmacological alkaloids. In other words, the plant is an
ingenious chemist that creates medicine out of the very fabric of
reality in which surrounds it.
For all of the skeptics out there, let's answer the question of "how
do we know that plants such as Motherwort really work?" Besides the
successful history of documented use, we are fortunate enough to have
modern science on our side. A branch of chemistry known as
Phytochemistry, studies the medicinal constituents which plants
produce. When it comes to Mothersowrt ( Leonurus sibiricus ) there
have been quite a number of fascinating alkaloids which show some
rather interesting active properties when examined scientifically.
Constituents: diterpenes leosibiricine, leosibirine, isoleosibirine Cycloleonurinine, Leoheterin, Leonurine, Leonurinine, Leuronurine, Prehispanolone, Preleoheterin, and Stachydrine.
The emmenagogue properties of Motherwort mean that the herb stimulates blood flow in areas related to the pelvic, and uterus. They are often used by women to stimulate menstrual flow for reasons not related to pregnancy. A diuretic is something that stimulates the production and flow of urine. This may not sound like much, but it's very important for certain medical treatments. Diuretics are said by herbalist to help flush out toxins. It also has acts to induce Vasodilation which widens blood vessels. This is thought to decease blood pressure.
It's important to know that each one of the constituents above have their own set of properties. This means that Motherwort quite a bit of potential medical value aside from the few applications mentioned on this page. You can find a ton of research on each individual alkaloid via academic resources which are made available to anyone with internet or library access. Various cultures have found multiple medicinal applications for this plant, and it's never safe to assume that you know everything there is about a specific herb.
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Terms From Wikipedia:
Leonurus sibiricus. (2016, March 1). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:10, June 21, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Leonurus_sibiricus&oldid=707678743
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