Yi Mu Cao Tea - Motherwort Herb (Leonurus Cardiaca)
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Yi Mu Cao Tea Benefits
Yi mu cao, also known as the Motherwort herb (Leonurus Cardiaca), is a plant that is used in traditional Chinese medicine to improve fertility.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this herb improves blood circulation, reduces inflammation and allows the body to detoxify. This particularly helps against irregular menstruation to increase fertility. It's also applied in herbal blends to fight continuous vaginal discharge after giving birth.
Motherwort Dosage & Recipes, Blends
Fertility blend: The herb is often prepared by steeping it as a tea or by letting it simmer on a low fire. The herb is often consumed together with the xi xian cao herb. Boil 5 grams of this herb together with 5 grams of Xi Xian Cao on low fire in 0.5 liter of water. Let it simmer for 20 minutes.
Beauty blend: this herb may also be steeped as a tea together with Goji, Jujube and ginger. This herbal blend reduces swelling, improves blood circulation and improves skin health. Steep 3 grams of Yi Mu Cao with a few pieces of goji, sliced jujube and sliced ginger.
Yi Mu Cao Side Effects
Though the yi mu cao herb has many benefits, there are also potential side effects. Make sure to consult a doctor before use.
|Steeping time||5 min|
|Steeping temperature||100 °C - 212 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||5 gram|
|Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz)||2 tbsp|
|Tea Caffeine Content||caffeine free|
|Tea Region||Various Villages|
|Tea in Chinese||益母草|