Leonurus cardiaca

Natural History.
      Leonurus cardiaca.
      Mother wort.
      N.O. Labia te. Tincture or infusion of fresh plant.


      The popular name of this plant sufficiently indicates its traditional virtues.
      The only experience with it is an involuntary proving recorded by Clarence Bartlett (Med. Adv., xx. 280).
      A married woman, 40, took an infusion to produce miscarriage.
      Twenty-four hours later Bartlett saw her, and found her vomiting and retching, passing bloody stools, suffering severe abdominal pains, which were provoked by drinking anything more than a small quantity of water, which she did to allay her great thirst.
      Dry conjunctive, dry, cracked tongue were noted.
      The bowels symptoms were worse midnight to three AM
      Ars. 3x relieved all symptoms.
      She did not miscarry.

      Antidoted by: Ars.
      Compare: Mentha pulegium, Hedeoma puleg.

      Conjunctive had a very dry appearance: looked as if wiped dry.

      Tongue dry, coated or brownish white, covered with cracks in arborescent arrangement, main crack down center.

      Intense thirst, yet drinking more than a very slight quantity of water, warm or cold, provoked epigastric pains.
      Shortly after taking the drug seized with vomiting and retching, more retching.

      Very severe abdominal pains, with soreness to touch, when lying on side better drawing up legs, when on back better with legs out straight.

Stool and Anus.
      During the (first) night frequent calls to stool, stools dark brown at first, afterwards bloody.
      Later stools contained larger quantities of blood, never any mucus.