Motherwort has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It might also help fight bacteria and stimulate the uterus.
People use motherwort to prevent or stop bleeding. It is also used for heart failure, symptoms of menopause, high blood pressure, wound healing, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
- Bleeding. Injecting motherwort into the muscle might help reduce bleeding from childbirth, caesarian section (c-section), and abortion surgery. But higher quality research is needed to confirm this.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy: Taking motherwort by mouth during pregnancy is likely unsafe. Motherwort can stimulate the uterus and might cause a miscarriage.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if motherwort is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with MOTHERWORT
Motherwort might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking motherwort with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.
Be cautious with this combination
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