Motherwort, is known as the lion hearted herb. Motherwort aids three common health issues for women: menstrual cramps, hot flashes, and hormonal related mood swings.
Motherwort is a cardiac tonic used to treat various heart and circulatory conditions. The use of Motherwort tincture may calm rapid heart beat due to anxiety and stress. Avoid in conditions associated with low blood pressure.
Motherwort tincture is used for easing hot flashes, menstrual problems, uterine spasms, cramps, PMS, mood swings, menopause and post-partum recovery.
Tinctures are a liquid extract made by steeping fresh organic herbs in alcohol. Tinctures are the most concentrated form of herbal medicine.
Tinctures are best taken under the tongue where they directly enter the blood stream. They are very strong and may be taken diluted in water, juice or tea. Avoid liquids for 10-15 minutes afterwards.
Check with your doctor to be sure the herbs do not interfere with your medications. Some herbs are not recommended during pregnancy.
Tincture dosage depends on the herb, person and situation. In general, 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon (15–30 drops, 1/2 – 1 dropperful) of tincture is used 3 times daily for chronic situations. For acute conditions, you want to take smaller and/or more frequent doses, such as 1/4 teaspoon every hour.