Leonurus cardiaca L. (common names –motherwort in English,Echte Herzgespann – Deutsch,agripaume – French, etc) represents a perennial herb belonging to theLamiaceae family.
Motherwort’s latin name, Leonurus cardiaca, is depicted from the Greek word leon (lion), ouros (tail), and cardiaca, giving meaning to the heart. This sheds light to the common name, Lion’s Heart. In Europe, the name “motherwort,” has a literal meaning of “mother-herb.” With both of these names, this gives a small peak into the medical properties of this plant we know as Motherwort.
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