Hardy perennial reaching 1.5m/5ft high with whorls of dusky purple flowers in summer.
Prefers open, sunny position. Self-seeds readily.
The aerial parts of the Motherwort plant are used medicinally as a calming, soothing tea or as a tincture. It is thought to be useful for circulatory conditions and as an aid to relieve over-rapid heartbeat caused by anxiety and tension.
Always consult a professional before using herbs medicinally
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