- An herb that has been used for thousands of years by those looking to reap its potential health benefits, particularly those related to heart health and anxiety.
- However, research on its effectiveness and safety in humans is lacking. As such, more studies are needed before it can be recommended for health purposes.
- Contains several antioxidants and has been linked to various health benefits. These include a reduced risk of heart disease, as well as decreased blood pressure and heart rate caused by stress or anxiety.
When consumed as a tea, motherwort is often combined with honey, ginger, lemon, sugar, or other strong flavors to help combat its bitterness.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Source: Kelli McGrane, MS, RD. Medically reviewed by Adda Bjarnadottir, MS, RDN (Ice). (October 16, 2019). What Is Motherwort? Benefits, Side Effects, and Dosage.