Leonuri cardiacae herba


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of motherwort. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing motherwort.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing motherwort. For practical information about using motherwort medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Leonuri cardiacae herba
English common name Motherwort
Botanical name Leonurus cardiaca L.
Therapeutic area
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Mental stress and mood disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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