Lamiaceae Leonurus cardiaca L.

Common Motherwort

Cherokee - Drug, Sedative

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 45

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Scientific name: Leonurus cardiaca L.
USDA symbol: LECA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Motherwort
Family: Lamiaceae
Family (APG): Lamiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Sedative
Notes: Given for 'nervous and hysterical affections' and taken as a stimulant.

RECRD: 88583 id: 19897