Motherwort has been used for centuries to regulate the menstrual cycle and to treat menopausal and menstrual complaints such as nervousness, insomnia, heart palpitations, and rapid heart rate. It helps improve fertility and reduce anxiety associated with childbirth, postpartum depression, and acts as a galactagogue (promotes a mother's milk flow). Motherwort is also a healing herb for the heart, it is said there is no better herb for strengthening and gladdening the heart. Chinese studies found that extracts decrease clotting and the level of fat in the blood and can slow heart palpatations and rapid heartbeat. It also reduces fevers, and is useful in treating illnesses associated with nervousness or delirium.
(**Not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult with your primary health care provider before taking Motherwort)