Leonurus cardiaca L. (motherwort): a review of its phytochemistry and pharmacology.

  title={Leonurus cardiaca L. (motherwort): a review of its phytochemistry and pharmacology.},
  author={Katarzyna Wojtyniak and Marcin Szymański and Irena Matławska},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  volume={27 8},
Leonurus cardiaca is a perennial plant indigenous to central Europe and Scandinavia, but it is also found in the area spanning temperate Russia to central Asia. It has been introduced to North America and has become established locally in the wild. Motherwort (Leonuri cardiacae herba) consists of aerial parts of Leonurus cardiaca gathered during the flowering period, dried at 35 °C and, according to European Pharmacopoeia 7th edition, should contain a minimum of 0.2% flavonoids, expressed as… CONTINUE READING
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