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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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