Motherwort, Chinese


50 Seeds per pack

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Chinese Motherwort, Leonurus Artemisia, Medicinal Seeds, Organic, GMO Free, Heirloom

50 seeds per pack

Name: Chinese Motherwort
Scientific name: Leonurus Artemisia
Family: Lamiaceae

With a Long history of medicinal use and plenty of nectar for pollinators, Chinese motherwort has a place in everyone’s garden. Traditionally used as a tea, tincture or tonic; it is useful for improving blood circulation and heart health, regulating menstrual cycles and cramps, and lowering blood pressure. It’s uses for menstruation issues are where the name motherwort comes from. If used to excess, it can terminate a pregnancy so caution is warranted and proper dosage is strongly recommended. Motherwort is a biennial so start it early before the last frost date indoors or overwinter it where mild winters are expected. The plant is harvested when it is in bloom but not yet setting seed. The whole of the above ground parts are usable but the leaves are most traditionally used. Best harvested in second year of flowering.

Origination: SE Europe and parts of Asia Recommended Uses: medicinal, teas for blood circulation, heart strength, menstruation. Mild Sedative

Facts: Height: 2-4′ tall
Hardiness: 4-9 perennial, warm season biennial elsewhere
Flower Color: reddish violet

Characteristics: 2-4′ tall summer blooming plant in the mint family with mugwort like growth habit and tall spikes of blooms born on whorls. readily self seeds

Maturity: 100 days

Sowing Instructions:

Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Sow 1/8”-1/4” deep in soilless mix in cells or flats, keeping moist until germination in 10-20 days. Transplant to full sun location with moist well draining humus rich soil after all danger of frost has passed. Can be direct sown in spring or divided in fall. Space 12-24” apart.


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