Motherwort leaf | Leonurus cardiaca | Organic


Motherwort is a prized cardiac remedy for Medical Herbalists. The cardiac glycosides, alkaloids and flavonoid combination gives it several unique and effective uses within the cardiac system. Largely palpitations, high blood pressure and stress induced hypertension.

Motherwort’s antispasmodic effects extent to the reproductive system where smooth muscle of the uterus can be relaxed, making it helpful for menstrual pains. Verbascoside & lavandulifolioside appear to have hypotensive effects, lowering the blood pressure. Leonurine is the most likely a vasorelaxant.

Motherwort is found in our Dr feelgood tea as well as our cardiac tonic Under Pressure.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.

  1. Fisher, C. 2009
SKU: TEAMOT Category:

Additional information


Dried Motherwort leaf


Alkaloids – stachydrine, leonurine, Iridoid glycosides – leonuride, ajugol, galiridoside, Bitter glycosides, Flavonoids – quercetin, apigenin, kaempferol, Terpenes – leocardin, ursolic acid, Tannins (5-9%), Phenolic acids – caffeic acid, Phenylpropanoids – verbascoside, lavandulifolioside, Terpenoids – caryophyllene, a-pinene


Hypotensive, Cardiac tonic, Sedative, Antispasmodic


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. If pregnant or tryng to concieve Motherwort should be avoided. Please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

Country of origin

Native to European continent. Dried herb harvested in Canterbury, New Zealand