As the name cardiaca implies motherwort has long been considered a heart remedy. A remedy for the heart and nerves and often prescribed for palpations, motherwort strengthens heart function. A gentle sedative and antispasmodic, it promotes relaxation rather than drowsiness. However it is stimulant to the muscles of the uterus and is especially helpful for delayed menstruation, menstrual pain and premenstrual tension. Motherwort tincture is very effective for stopping hysteria.
Caution: Do not use if heavy flow is a factor.