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Motherwort

Motherwort

(Leonurus cardiaca)

Use(s) or Purpose(s)

  • Used for cardiac symptoms of neurosis
  • Used fo cardiac insufficiency
  • Fast heart rate or other arrhythmias
  • Amenorrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Hyperthyroidism

Risks Information

Caution(s) and Warning(s)
PREGNANCY: When used orally because it might have uterine-stimulating effects.

Contraindication(s)
- Concomitant use of motherwort can potentiate the sedative and tranquilizing effects of these drugs, including the sedative effects of antihistamines.
- THYROID FUNCTION: Motherwort might improve thyroid function and thyroid function test results in patients with thyroid hyperfunction.
- CARDIAC DISORDERS: Excessive use of motherwort can interfere with the treatment of cardiac disorders.
- SURGERY: Motherwort has CNS depressant effects. Theoretically, motherwort might cause additive CNS depression when combined with anesthesia and other medications during and after surgical procedures. Tell patients to discontinue motherwort at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures.
- UTERINE BLEEDING CONDITIONS: Theoretically, it can exacerbate uterine bleeding due to its possible stimulation of uterine blood flow.

Known Adverse Reaction(s)
Orally, use of motherwort in amounts greater than 3 grams can cause diarrhea, stomach irritation, and uterine bleeding. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis, and the oil can cause photosensitivity. Motherwort can also cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

We find motherwort in:

Menopausal      Menopausal Trio

     MENOPAUSAL                    MENOPAUSAL TRIO

References :
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com
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