February 14, 2016


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How does Motherwort work?

Motherwort might slow down the heart and thin the blood. It might also stimulate uterine tone and blood flow.

Are there safety concerns?

Motherwort is possibly safe for most people. Side effects include diarrhea, stomach irritation, uterine bleeding, sleepiness, and allergic reactions. Contact with the skin can cause rashes and increased sensitivity to the sun.

Motherwort can interfere with the treatment of heart conditions.

Do not take motherwort if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have uterine bleeding or unexplained bleeding between menstrual periods.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Motherwort might cause excessive sedation if combined with medications used during and after surgery.

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