Motherwort, common motherwort, lion's tail, lion's tart, throwwort.
A perennial that grows to 3 to 6 feet in height. Stems are stout, with 2- to 5-inch long petioled. The palmately lobed leaves have sharp teeth. Flowers are white to pink and very hairy.
May to August.
Europe & Turkey.
Waste places, roadsides, gardens, and pastures.
Herb at flowering time.
The herb is used as a stimulant and emmenagogue. In Europe it has been used to treat heart palpitations and asthma. Currently and historically it was used to improve heart function. Motherwort also works as a sedative and stimulates menstrual flow.