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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The Pilgrim's Progress.
The Pilgrim's Progress.

Goethe's 7 step method for studying natural phenomena.

Mint Family characteristics
Mint Family characteristics

Motherwort flowers

Motherwort leaves.

First impressions
First impressions

Soul meeting or intuitive precognition

Earth element fact finding
Earth element fact finding

Connecting with Motherwort through botanic observation and drawing. Exact sensorial perception.

Exact sensorial imagination. Moving the plant through time process.

Being one with the plant
Being one with the plant

Working with the fire element brings a sense of passion for the plant studied.

The Lion's tail tip of the stem
The Lion's tail tip of the stem

How Leonurus gets its leonine name.

Motherwort leaves
Motherwort leaves

The leaves were macerated into an ointment base.

Making infused/macerated oil
Making infused/macerated oil

The leaves and stem tips were infused in sunflower oil to make an external application.

Motherwork Flower Essence
Motherwork Flower Essence

Individual flowers were allowed to sun infuse into spring water to prepare a flower essence/remedy.

Charcoal made from stems
Charcoal made from stems
Charcoal
Charcoal

The charcoal was ground into power.

Charcoal emulsion
Charcoal emulsion