15 seeds MOTHERWORT (Leonurus cardiaca)
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Motherwort or Leonurus cardiaca is a herbaceous perennial plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae.
Originally from Central Asia and southeastern Europe, it is now found worldwide, spread largely due to its use as a herbal remedy.
This plant has a squarish stem which is clad in short hairs and is often purplish, especially near the nodes.
This herb grows to about 60 to 100 cm in height and blooms during July and August.
Motherwort has a long history of use as a herb in traditional medicine in Central Europe, Asia and North America.
It contains the alkaloid leonurine, which is a mild vasodilator and has a relaxing effect on smooth muscles.
For this reason, it has long been used as a cardiac tonic, nervine, and an emmenagogue.
Sowing Motherwort seeds:
Laminate and then seeds in a box of fine soil, water with a sprayer.
Seeds of this medical plant germinate begins after a few weeks.
Transplant them as soon as they are 5 to 6 cm tall.
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