motherwort

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motherwort

In mint family, square stem, opposite leaves, small pink lilac colored fuzzy flowers. Used for female support (hence the name) to control hot flashes, heart palpitations, menses, vaginitis, childbirth, spasms, fevers, nervous heart condition, palpitations, hyperthyroidism, insomnia, stomachache, diuretic, immune system help, sedative, epilepsy, and calm the nerves. Motherwort has strong influence at balancing regularity of heartbeat, helping with both cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and tachycardia (racing heartbeat).Do not take during pregnancy or breast feeding.
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Pretreatment with Leonurus cardiaca (250 or 500 mg/kg) demonstrated a significant and dose-dependent antinociceptive activity in the tail flick test (Figure 2).
On the other hand, Leonurus cardiaca significantly influence the reaction time of the animals to the hot plate at doses of 500 mg/kg in 45 and 60 minutes (P < 0.
In this study, we pointed to investigate the potential antinociceptive effect of aerial part ethanol extract from Leonurus cardiaca by chemical and thermal models of nociception.
As shown in Figure 1, morphine could alleviate both of phases, whereas Leonurus cardiaca at dose of 250 mg/kg diminished only the formalin-induced pain of the late phase.