Motherwort is an herbaceous perennial plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It grows anywhere from 2ft – 5ft tall, with either three or five pointed, veiny leaves growing up along the stem. The pink or purple flowers are only about 1/3 inch long, and appear to be fuzzy. In nature, they are commonly found in woodlands, although in civilization they are commonly found lining shady fences. 

Other common names include throw-wort, lion’s ear, and lion’s tail. Lion’s tail also being a common name for Leonotis leonurus, and lion’s ear, a common name for Leonotis nepetifolia. Originally from Central Asia and southeastern Europe, it is now found worldwide, spread largely due to its use as an herbal remedy.

Other benefits and effects of Leonurus cardiaca:

  • Wonderful for Anxiety and Heart Palpitations
  • Great for Panic Attacks and  Anxiety
  • Helps with Insomnia
  • Calms Heart Palpitations
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Cardio Tonic

consult your physician before attempting to heal a serious condition, also if you are on medication such as antidepressants