The motherwort plant has been used by generations of herbalists to soothe occasional worries and simple nervous tension. The name motherwort suggests an added affinity for use in women. Its leaf and flower extract can support a normal, healthy attitude during PMS and because it promotes balanced muscle tone as well, motherwort is nice to have on hand for other minor, general discomforts associated with healthy menstruation. Its botanical name, Leonurus cardiaca, translates in Latin to “Lion’s Heart”- how fitting since this herb also supports healthy cardiac function! We’d be remiss not to mention motherwort’s use as a bitter, as well, where it helps maintain gastrointestinal function by encouraging digestive secretions.