Botanical Name: Leonurus cardiaca.
Part Used: Fresh flowering tops.
About Motherwort Tincture: This beloved mint family herb embodies beauty and strength, spirit, and ease. The fuzzy pink flowers grow in circles around the stem, and as the plant matures, it develops little prickers. Motherwort is often partnered or categorized with Rose because they both share a heart-based tenderness cared for by a strengthening boundary in the form of a prick or a thorn. Many aspects of the feminine nature find support, peace, and power with Motherwort. This plant soothes tension and overwhelm, gently strengthens the reproductive/regenerative system of the body, and helps soothe stress related to menstruation, post-partum, and menopause.
Motherwort was given the botanical name, Leonurus cardiaca, which roughly translates to "Lion Heart". This strong name evokes feelings of courage, protection, confidence, and loyalty. Motherwort deeply supports and strengthens the cardiovascular system and emotional heart bringing ease, flexibility, and joy. Look toward this plant for balance in body, mind, and spirit and for extra comfort when the winds of occasional stress due to overwhelm, busyness, and overwork weigh you down and keep you from sleeping peacefully.
Garden Notes: Motherwort grows prolifically in our Biodynamic gardens, on the edges of our beautiful Rose garden. When in bloom, the Rose and Motherwort flowers hum with honeybees and bumblebees. It is truly a heart-centering experience to witness the bees amongst these herbs! We hand-harvest the flowering tops from our gardens in July and tincture them fresh in organic alcohol.
Taste / Energetics: bitter, calming, strengthening, balancing, comforting.
Actions: nervine, cardiovascular tonic, bitter, antispasmodic, regenerative/reproductive tonic.
When to reach for it: When you desire to ease and uplift the emotional heart. As a long-term tonic to support cardiovascular health. As a way to calm, ground, and connect with self and others. For extra support during the menstruating years and menopause journey. Anytime you feel called to bring some special, even devotional, energy into your day. To support the reproductive system and a healthy body's experience of pleasure. To generate courage, joy, loyalty, and strength.
Ingredients: Fresh Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) flowering tops†, Spring Water, Grain Alcohol^.
Servings: 30 per 1 ounce bottle.
Serving Size: 20 drops (1ml).
Suggested Use: Add 20 drops (1ml) to 1 ounce of water two times/day or as directed by your healthcare provider.
Safety Considerations: Not for use in pregnancy.
^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.