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Motherwort Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

  • Motherwort contains leonurine. The uterotonic effect of leonurine was demonstrated in rat uterus in vitro.
    - Am J Chin Med 1976 WINTER;4(4):373-82 -- Isolation of the uterotonic principle from Leonurus artemisia, the Chinese motherwort. -- Kong YC, Yeung HW, Cheung YM, Hwang JC, Chan YW, Law YP, Ng KH, Yeung CH.

  • May cause a decrease in blood pressure.
    - J Ethnopharmacol 2002 Apr;80(1):85-90 -- Pharmacological effects of lavandulifolioside from Leonurus cardiaca. -- Milkowska-Leyck K, Filipek B, Strzelecka H.

  • Motherwort (Leonurus sibiricus) has stimulating action on the uterus.
    - Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 1995 Mar;20(3):173-5, 192 -- Stimulating action of Carthamus tinctorius L., Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels and Leonurus sibiricus L. on the uterus -- Shi M, Chang L, He G.

last update: March 2014

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