• used primarily in women for nervousness and exhuastion with cardiovascular involement:
• heart problems associated with anxiety
• reduced coronary perfusion
• irregular menstruation in nervous individuals
• Alkaloids (Stachydrine, Leonurine)
• Volatile Oils
• Tincture (1:5 in 45% EtOH): 2-6 ml tid
• Liquid extract (1:1 in 25% EtOH): 2-4 ml tid
• Infusion (dried herb): 2-4 g
Generally considered safe when used as indicated.
Pregnancy: Use with caution; emmenagogue effects.
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