Leonurus cardiaca Motherwort herb 500g £27.25Add to Bag
Leonurus cardiaca Motherwort herb 1kg £47.50Add to Bag
Leonorus cardiaca Motherwort herb tincture 100ml £6.75Add to Bag
Leonurus cardiaca Motherwort herb tincture 500ml £20.75Add to Bag
Leonorus cardiaca Motherwort herb tincture 1L £35.50Add to Bag


Botanical name

Leonurus cardiaca

Common Names

Lion's ear, lion's tail, throw-wort


Lamiaceae (Labiatae)


Native to South-East Europe and Central Asia, this plant belongs to the mint family. 

Part supplied

The chopped herb.

Food Use


Use 1 teaspoon of dried herb to one cup of boiling water to make a tasty tea. Infuse for 5-10 minutes. Sweeten with honey or lemon to taste.

Alternatively add half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of tincture to a cup of warm water for a quick alternative to tea.

The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.

Medicinal Use

Female remedy used as a pelvic decongestant and hormonal balancer especially in menopause. 

Key actions: Emmenagogue, nerve tonic, cardiotonic, antiarrhythmic, hypotensive, spasmolytic, antithyroid.

In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat amenorrhoea (menstruation absence) and heart issues such as general cardiac debility and tachycardia (abnormally fast heart rate).

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.


Infusion: 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb (2 to 4 g) to a cup of cold water. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

Tincture: Take 2 to 6 ml (1:5 tincture), 3 times a day or as directed by a practitioner.

Fluid extract: 1:1 in 25%. Take 2 to 4 ml, 3 times a day or as directed by a practitioner.

Dried Herb: Maximum of 12 g per day may be taken as a powder or capsules.

Other Uses

Cosmetic Use

None known.

Other Uses

None known.



None known. 

This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Lamiaceae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children. If in doubt, please ask us or your medical herbalist.

Side effects

None known. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us.

Interactions with drugs

None known. 

Herbal remedies and supplements can interact with medicines. If you are taking medication please check with your medical practitioner, or call us, before taking herbs, supplements and medication together.

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