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, Roman Motherwort, Agripaume, Herzgespann, Cardiaca, Leonuro, Agripalma, Herbe Battudo, T’ui, Tsan-ts’Ai & 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 USEA bitter tea can be made from the leaves; the flowers can be added to soup and to add bitter notes to beer. The leaves can also be used to obtain an olive-green dye.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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