motherwort definition

  • noun:
    • any one of several Eurasian flowers regarding the genus Leonurus, specially L. cardiaca, a weed having groups of small purple or red flowers and spine-tipped calyx lobes.
    • A labiate natural herb (Leonurus Cardiaca), of a bitter flavor, used popularly in medication; lion's end.
    • The mugwort. See mugwort.
    • A labiate plant, Leonurus Cardiaca, which develops in waste locations. It's occasionally been found in amenorrhea.
    • The mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, formerly utilized for uterine affections.
    • sour old-world natural herb of hedgerows and woodland margins having toothed leaves and white or pale pink plants

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