My herbal teacher Maia Toll used to talk of a certain kind of energy, best likened to a cast iron skillet upside the head 😉 You know what I mean.
Motherwort is one of my favorite cast iron skillets. And she has the best name: Leonurus cardiaca, Lion Hearted!
Intensely bitter, she will make you swing your head away from her tincture like you've been slapped. But, well, sometime we need that. She's very grounding, a reality check. But at the same time, she's that gruff grandmother who will also envelop you when you truly need comfort. She's an herbal hug, caring for your heart and soul, ready to swat your dupa when it's time to get back on track.
Up close, her flowers look like tiny lion's heads, jaws open in a roar, fangs exposed. She's good heart medicine ♥ and I love her almost even more as emotional medicine. We all need this kind of unconditional and tough love sometimes.
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