Its Latin name “Leonurus Cardiaca” means “Lion’s Heart”, with cardiaca referencing the heart – the organ this plant has a strong affinity with. It was used by the Ancient Greeks to soothe anxiety in pregnant women, and for what we now know as post natal depression. It was introduced to North America by the colonists, where it was used by the Cherokee Indians as a sedative for nervous afflictions, whilst the 19th century Eclectics recommended Motherwort as an emmenagogue (to promote menstruation), and an aid in the expulsion of afterbirth. This tea has a very long history in many cultures throughout the world and it is just as relevant today in our ever changing world.
Medicinal, Bitter, Soothing
Brew with a water temperature of 212 °F (100 °C) for (3-5) minutes
This tea can taste bitter so sweeten it with honey or another sweetener of your choice if desired.