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Motherwort, a heart herb for women


To honor women, and International Women's day, let's discuss an herb that is named for them. Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) hold a special place in many hearts. The name motherwort comes from the Chinese pin yin name, Yi Mu Cao, meaning 'to benefit the mother'. The species used in China has been used to help deliver the placenta after labor, and it has been studied to reduce post-partum blood loss after cesarean section (PMID: 26414626). It has an affinity to the uterus, and blood vessels. Traditional used to support the lowering blood pressure, it may also help cool hot flashes in menopause. Motherwort may also have relaxing actions, helping women who feel anxious and restless, both sensations that can accompany menopause. Evidence for this calming effect may be due to the herb interacting with the GABA receptor (PMID: 26218338). My favorite way to use this great herb is to use the tincture, just 2 milliliters a couple of times a day, mixed with water and sour cherry juice or concentrate. 


Always consult with a physician versed in integrative medicine when considering herbal medicine. For an individualized treatment for supporting your health, make an appointment with Dr. Sorensen. 



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Dr. Lorinda Sorensen proudly offers Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbal medicine to Illinois and Joliet, Plainfield, Lockport, New Lenox, Crest Hill, Romeoville, Jackson, Channahon, Shorewood, Mokena, Winfield, Wheaton, Carol Stream, Naperville, West Chicago,  Lisle, Warrenville, and Geneva.

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