Product: Motherwort Powder
Latin Name: Leonurus cardiaca syn. Cardiaca crispa, Cardiaca glabra, Lamium cardiac, Leonurus glabra.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Other Names: Throw-Wort, Lion's Ear, Lion's Tail, Agripaume, Herzgespann, Cardiaca, Leonuro, Agripalma, Herbe Battudo, T’ui, Tsan-ts’Ai, Herbe des Tonneliers, Mother's Wort, Oreille de Lion, Patte de Sorcier, Plante Mère, Queue de Lion, Roman Motherwort, Throw-Wort, Yi Mu Cao. & Leonurus.
Description: Motherwort is an herbaceous perennial herb native to Asia which is now found growing in Europe and North America. It grows between 60cm – 1.5 metres in height, like other members of the lamiacea (mint) family it has a square stem. The leaves are mid-green in colour, opposite, palmate and have serrated edges. The pale pink sometimes lilac or white double-lipped flowers appear in clusters in the leaf axils on the upper part of the plant.
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SUGGESTED USEThe powdered leaf can be added to herbal tisanes, beers and cordials to provide a bitter flavour, the powder can also be used to obtain shades of olive-green dye dependant on the type of mordant used. Decoctions and infusions of the powdered herb can be added to lotions and creams for the skin where astringency is required. No other non-medicinal uses are known for this herb.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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