Latin name: Leonurus cardica
Genus: Mint family
Common names: Heart gold, heart pebbles, lion tail


Plant description Herzgespann

Plant description: Up to the knee-high plant, stems grooved square, leaves densely hairy and sawn on the edge. The small flowers are pale red.
Flowering time: July to August
Origin: In Europe, North America, Central Asia wild on fences, roadsides dry meadows. Grown in cultures in Eastern Europe.

Plant parts used medicinally

The flowering herb (without roots, without the rough, woody stem parts). Harvested at flowering time, gently dried. The seeds.


Bitter substance, little essential oil, tannins, small amounts of alkaloids.

Medicinal effects and application of motherwort

Complaints in the Menopause With Hot flashes and Fears, strong Palpitations, nervous restlessness With Shortness of breath.

Cardiac tonic along with valerian and Hawthorn. Also possible with Flatulence and irritations in the gastrointestinal area.

Preparation of motherwort

Motherwort tea: Pour ¼ l of boiling water over 2 level teaspoons of the dried herb, let it steep for 10 minutes, strain. Every day In the morning and in the evening drink a cup lukewarm and unsweetened. Cure-like over several weeks is recommended.

Combination with other medicinal plants

To Stimulation of blood circulation in older people who are due to Vascular calcifications under insomnia, Upset, Anxiety the following tea mixture is possible:
Motherwort 20.0 g / Johannis herbs 15.0 g / Hawthorn flowers 10.0 g / Melissa leaves 10.0 g / Valerian root 5.0 g
Pour ¼ liter of boiling water over two teaspoons of this mixture, strain after 5 minutes.

To calm down nervousness, Anxiety:
Motherwort 20.0 g / Melissa leaves 10.0 g / Johannis herbs 10.0 g / Valerian root 10.0 g
Pour ¼ l of boiling water over two teaspoons of this mixture, let stand for 5 minutes, strain.

side effect

Can overdose large amounts Vomit and stomach pain trigger.