Leonurus cardiaca

Ethnobotany:

Chinese:

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the main variety used is Leonurus heterophyllus.

TCM Formulas in which it is included:

Ayurveda:

Unani:

The National Formulary of Unani Medicine confuses Leonurus cardiaca with Biranjaasy (Achillea millefolium and Artemisia vulgaris)

Western:

How to take it: A tea of dried (4 to 6 g) or fresh (6 to 12 g) aerial parts per 240 ml water 3 times per day. Tincture, capsules, and tablets
(often with other calming plants) are also used. ​2​

Other Cultures:

Clinical:

Other Uses:

Veterinary:

Pest management:

Culinary:

Aerial parts are fried fresh or added to soups in Asia.​2​

Safety Toxicity:

References:

  1. 1.
    Khare CP. Indian Medicinal Plants. Springer Science & Business Media; 2008.
  2. 2.
    Perry N, Perry E. YOUR BRAIN ON PLANTS. New York: Filbert Press; 2018.
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