•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-9
Bitter and related to mint the stalks of this plant are hollow, slightly boxy in shape and often have a light purple color or tint. The leaves are light green and grow out of stems that come out of the main stalk as the Motherwort grows upward. This plant has long been used to help with an assortment of heart, and blood related problems, among other ailments.
Motherwort has a squarish stem which is clad in short hairs and is often purplish, especially near the nodes. Motherwort is probably native to the southeastern part of Europe and central Asia where it has been cultivated since ancient times. Its natural habitat is beside roadsides, in vacant fields, waste ground, rubbish dumps and other disturbed areas. Motherwort plants prefer well drained soil and a partly shady location. It is hardy in USDA climate zones 3 - 9.
Well-known as an emmenagogue, sedative, and nervine, motherwort is extremely beneficial to the cardiac and female systems. Women use it for amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, PMS, and vaginal dryness. As a heart tonic, it is used to strengthen the heart, benefit palpitations and hypertension, and relieve pain of mild angina.
Prefers partial shade to full sun. Direct sowing in spring or fall, keeping the soil moist, or the seeds may be started indoors if you stratify the seeds for several weeks. Be sure to keep soil well watered, taking care not to overwhelm young plants.
Light Required: Yes, prefers full sun.
Watering: Keep moist
Soil: Evenly moist soil
Seed Depth: Cover seeds thinly.
Seeds per Plant: 2-3
Plant Spacing: 24-36 inches
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