Motherwort Plant Study
The Herbal Path works with the Pishwanton Woodland project in East Lothian, Scotland, the main Goethean Science Study Centre in NW Europe. Last summer we met Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca). Studying this amazing plant helped confirm its traditional indications for strenghtening the Divine Feminine with clear focus on the root chakra which is physically associated with the uterus. Its indication for relaxing tension held in the reproduction system and allowing a balance of female energy was made clear during the study and strength can come from its lion qualities which it is named after (the tips of the long stems look like lion tails!).
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Goethe's 7 step method for studying natural phenomena.
Soul meeting or intuitive precognition
Connecting with Motherwort through botanic observation and drawing. Exact sensorial perception.
Exact sensorial imagination. Moving the plant through time process.
Working with the fire element brings a sense of passion for the plant studied.
How Leonurus gets its leonine name.
The leaves were macerated into an ointment base.
The leaves and stem tips were infused in sunflower oil to make an external application.
Individual flowers were allowed to sun infuse into spring water to prepare a flower essence/remedy.
The charcoal was ground into power.