Motherwort's botanical name is, Leonurus cardiaca or lion hearted - she is just about to come into flower in my garden and has a tall straight prickly spine. She considered an herbal cardiotonic and works to increase circulation. She works on the heart as a diuretic to reduce blood pressure, help with palpitations and irregular heart beats. She helps us stay steady and strong. She is a mother to us and for us, at times she is for the ones that need mothering and other times she is the ones that need the resilience that it takes to be a mother.