Hawthorn – Motherwort Tincture
This compound is a cardiac tonic and restorative, useful for strengthening the connective tissue of the blood and lymph vessels and heart structure, and to enhance normal heart rhythm. Not a specific remedy but rather an adaptogen (balancing agent) for the entire circulatory system. Hawthorn-Motherwort is also an excellent tonic for menopausal symptoms such as racing heart and hot flashes.
Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) in particular is a cardiac tonic for all types of heart conditions; it protects collagen fibers, and reduces cortisol. A study commissioned by the German Ministry of Health found that hawthorn improves contractions in the heart muscle while in turn dilating the heart. Useful for bartonella bacterial infection offering blood vessel repair (especially when combined with Japanese knotweed).
As for Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca), this herb offers neuroprotective and anti-anxiety support, and is a CNS anti-inflammatory and cardiac tonic. Research shows that Motherwort extracts reduce high blood pressure, exert a mild sedative effect and is anti-spasmodic. This herb may calm overactive thyroid but is not known to depress normal thyroid function.
We carry Hawthorn-Motherwort Compound (fondly referred to as “Haw-Mo”!) as well as simple Hawthorn and Motherwort tinctures here at The Wild & Weedy Apothecary.
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