How to take a tincture herb Leonurus?

  1. Medicinal properties of motherwort
  2. Indications and contraindications
  3. How to take?
  4. How to prepare the tincture yourself?

Infusion from the herb Leonurus Motherwort drugs were originally used in medicine as a cardiologic agent. Hence the popular name of the plant - heart herb, core. It was used for stenocardia, cardiovascular neuroses, hypertension. Currently, the tincture of the motherwort is most often prescribed as a sedative, which has a calming effect on the peripheral and central nervous system.

Medicinal properties of motherwort

Motherwort is a wild perennial herb plant with valuable medicinal properties. In medicine, the upper flowering parts of the stem are used, containing the greatest amount of nutrients.

Chemical composition of the motherwort:

  • alkaloids;
  • glycosides;

  • essential oils;
  • flavonoids;
  • saponites;
  • vitamins A and C;
  • binders and sugars.

For medicinal purposes, alcoholic tincture of the motherwort is most often used, which is a transpar

ent liquid of a greenish-brown color with a bitter taste. The drug is sold in bottles of dark glass with a volume of 15 to 50 ml. Tincture is prescribed for diseases associated with central and peripheral nervous systems, cardiovascular diseases, pathologies of the female sexual sphere.

The motherwort on wastelands grows and is considered a weed

The healing properties of motherwort infusions:

  • sedative
  • hypotensive
  • spasmolytic
  • anticonvulsant
  • toning
  • antidepressant.

Most often, the motherwort is used as a sedative, with a strong sedative effect. It contains a large number of substances that can influence the frequency of transmission of nerve impulses that travel from the organs to the brain and back. Tincture of motherwort is used to reduce high blood pressure caused by excessive excitability of the peripheral nervous system. In this case, its hypotensive property is manifested.

Its tonic effect tincture of motherwort manifests itself in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Glycosides and flavonoids help strengthen the walls of blood vessels, reduce the heart rate, while strengthening their strength. Motherwort is also a good antidepressant, which is often used in the treatment of nervous diseases and stresses. He also helps to remove the withdrawal syndrome in the complex treatment of alcohol, nicotine, drug addiction.

In medicine, also often used spasmolytic action, which has a tincture of motherwort. The properties of this herb are such that in addition to a powerful sedative effect, it is able to remove spasms of smooth muscles, thereby reducing tension and pain symptom. It also helps the motherwort to get rid of seizures.

Important! Tincture of the motherwort has the property to intensify the action of hypnotics and pain medications, so their simultaneous administration is not recommended.

Indications and contraindications

As a medical preparation, the tincture of the motherwort has its own indications and contraindications for use. Proceeding from them, the doctor decides whether to prescribe the medicine or refuse it. Self-medication is fraught with manifestations of side effects, which in some cases can be very serious.


The sedative property of the Leonurus tincture is often used in the treatment of the following diseases:

  • of neuroses of different etiology;
  • of neurocircular dystonia;
  • of insomnia;
  • neurasthenia;
  • epilepsy;
  • alcohol, nicotine and drug dependence.

Nervous disorders, as a rule, are the result of increased emotional stress. Reducing the excitability of the nervous system, tincture helps get rid of the pathological state caused by stress. In the case of neurocircular dystonia, the pain syndrome is removed and the work of the heart is normalized.

The motherwort tincture is applied in the treatment of mild and severe forms of cardiovascular diseases, such as:

  • angina;
  • myocarditis;
  • cardiosclerosis;
  • arterial hypertension;
  • heart failure.

In this case the motherwort strengthens the walls of the vessels, normalizes the work of the heart and restores the heart rhythm.

Means of pressure
Motherwort has the property of lowering blood pressure, normalizes the heart's work

It is also prescribed tincture in the complex treatment of the following diseases:

  • hyperthyroidism;
  • of the prostate adenoma;
  • impotence;
  • menstrual irregularities in women;
  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and kidneys.

That's interesting! Motherwort most often occurs on infertile, "junk" lands, outskirts, wastelands. Hence its name also began.


Despite all its positive qualities, the tincture of the motherwort has contraindications. In particular, it is not recommended to use it in the following cases:

In pregnancy, tincture of motherwort is not recommended
  • for individual intolerance of the components of the tincture;
  • stomach ulcer;
  • low blood pressure;
  • with rare heartbeats( bradycardia);
  • for children under 12 years;
  • to women after abortion;
  • with abundant uterine bleeding;
  • for pregnant women;
  • during breastfeeding;
  • when doing activities that require increased concentration.

The motherwort tincture during pregnancy is not applied, since the harmful effect of alcohol on the development of the fetus has been proved. Most often, women in the position are recommended tablets and water infusions containing the plant extract. In rare cases, a doctor can prescribe a motherwort tincture, if the drug is really needed. This takes into account the benefits of the medicine and the risk to the fetus.

Side effects of

In most cases, if the dosage is observed, the motherwort tincture is harmless. Side effects occur rarely. However, sometimes the following effects can occur:

  • allergic skin rashes;

  • drowsiness;
  • retarded reactions;
  • oppression;
  • headache;
  • dizziness;
  • pain in the abdomen.

In large quantities, the tincture of the motherwort is harmful. Overdose increases the manifestation of side effects and in some cases can be dangerous. In case of poisoning, it is necessary to rinse the stomach with plenty of warm water and take activated charcoal.

Important! Women in the early stages of pregnancy, taking alcohol-containing drugs, in particular, such as tincture of motherwort, is not recommended. Benefits and harm from its use in this case are evaluated by a doctor individually.

How to take?

How to take a motherwort tincture? In the presence of chronic diseases and pathological conditions, all medications are prescribed by a doctor. Self-medication is unacceptable! However, for mild cases of nervous disorders, independent application is possible. So, how to drink a tincture of motherwort with increased emotional excitability? For this, an aqueous solution of the preparation is prepared. In half a glass of water, measure 30-50 drops of tincture and mix. Prepared in this way, the drug is taken before each meal 3 times a day. The course of treatment is from 1 to 3 weeks.

How to use motherwort infusions in children? When the child reaches the age of 12 years, it is allowed to use it to reduce emotional excitability and excessive hyperactivity. In this case, the dosage is halved.

Pharmacy tincture
Ethanol and alcohol-containing liquids

are used in the manufacture of infusions. It is also necessary to know that the feature of the Leonurus preparations is the gradual manifestation and duration of the therapeutic effect. Therefore, do not wait for the instant effect, its medicinal properties this drug will manifest not earlier than a week of constant use.

How to prepare the tincture yourself?

Decoctions and infusions of herbs are easily manufactured at home, including a motherwort tincture. The recipe for its preparation is simple and contains only two ingredients - 70% alcohol and crushed dry plant leaves. The motherwort can be bought at the pharmacy or cooked during the flowering period. In the case of self-procurement, only the upper parts of the plant are taken, not more than 30 cm long. Dry the grass under a canopy, protecting from moisture and scorching sun rays. In the future, store in glass jars or paper bags.

To prepare the tincture is taken 1 part of plant raw materials and 5 parts of alcohol. Everything is stacked in a glass container and mixed. Then the bottle is tightly closed and put in a cool, dark place. In the future, it is shaken daily for 30-31 days, and after this period the obtained drug is filtered. The drug produced in this way is no different from the drug purchased and is accepted similarly.

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