Siberian motherwort (yi mu cao)

Nature: Slightly cold; bitter and pungent; attributive to liver and pericardium.


Siberian motherwort / Leonurus Sibiricus

(yi mu cao) 益母草


 

 

Nature: Slightly cold; bitter and pungent; attributive to liver and pericardium.

 

Characteristics: The entire plant (except root) of an annual herb with red and white flowers and a disagreeable odor. It is regarded as a superior herb, an indispensable herb for all-round remedy for female menstrual problems and reproductive system disorders. It can be planted at home in flowerpots.

 

Therapeutic effects: Promote blood circulation and clear blood clots for menstrual disorder and after childbirth; promote diuresis and relieve edema; clear away heat and toxic materials for skin infection; lower blood pressure; treat pre-menopausal syndrome.