Welcome to my blog!!! I have been an herbalist & an aromatherapist for over 20 years!! My blog is over 10 years old & there are over 100 informative blogs here. Not only do I have hopes of teaching the masses, I too, have learned a lot during my research on different topics! There's always new & updated information in the herbal & essential oil worlds. There are blogs on herbs, essential oils, nutrition, supplements, different modalities of healing and just a little bit of everything!! Maybe in reading my blogs, just one person will come away with a bit of knowledge that they might be able to help themselves or another human being, I would consider that to be a great blessing.....

Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. I am now in Arizona and I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal business!! We now have Herbs 4 Health!! Providing numerous herbs....herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....minerals....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Motherwort, do you know of it??

This herb has been used for thousands of years for heart disease, anxiety, irregular periods and more. 

It's also called lion's tail and the Latin name is Leonurus cardiaca. It is an upright, prickly bush with dark green leaves and furry pink or purple flowers. It belongs to the mint family, has a bitter taste and is considered an invasive species. 

Motherwort contains many different beneficial compounds. It's antioxidants properties include flavonoids, sterols, triterpenes & tannins. In addition to all that it contains vitamins, minerals, oleic acid, alkaloids & terpenoids.

Antioxidants, as we know help protect against cancer, arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer's & Parkinson's.

It can help to reduce a rapid or irregular heart rate caused by stress or anxiety, and who don't have that these days?! In a small research study group, they noted significant findings including improvements in blood pressure.

Motherwort can stimulate uterine contractions. It's good for the nervous system as it can help to calm & relax, it helps alleviate tension & irritability. The relaxant effect is usually on muscles, tendons, ligaments & membranes. It can help with many female issues as well: PMS, painful, delayed or lack of menses & night sweats.

Can be beneficial for the kidneys & digestion. Pain from MS, fibromyalga, chronic fatigue, intermittent fever, coughing, sneezing, respiratory issues, can lower blood pressure & can prevent calcification of the arteries.

It's an anti-spasmodic, anti-hypertensive, stimulant, has diuretic properties, stimulates the appetite, improves the cardiac function.

Do NOT take if you have bleeding disorders, have low blood pressure, taking beta blockers, blood thinners, sedative medications. OR if you are within 2 weeks of a surgical procedure.

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