Motherwort Benefits with Maria Noël Groves + Motherwort Tincture Recipe

By | March 15, 2022

Motherwort benefits us in so many ways and can be especially supportive for the “overworked and underappreciated,” as my guest, Maria Noël Groves, shares in this video. Please join us to hear about the gifts of motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca). You’ll also receive Maria’s motherwort tincture recipe, which she has aptly named: Motherwort Calming Relief Tincture.

Maria Noël Groves is a clinical herbalist who runs Wintergreen Botanicals Herbal Education Center and clinic, nestled in the pine forests of New Hampshire. Her business is devoted to education and empowerment via classes, health consultations, and writing with the foundational belief that good health grows in nature. She is the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care as well as the book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies.

Listen in for:

► How motherwort excels in supporting the nervous system, without creating a sedated feeling (Timestamp 11:50)

► How can you make a potent tincture with fresh herbs? (Timestamp: 23:35)

► Does motherwort have side effects on the thyroid gland? (Timestamp: 26:26)

Here is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation:

“One of the many aspects of motherwort that I really adore is the way that it helps support us when we are feeling anxious or just our emotional stability is a little bit off and it has benefits with long term use. But even in the moment, within minutes after taking the tincture, I and many of my clients will notice this immediate kind of grounding action.” (Timestamp: 07:33)

I’ve long respected Maria’s work and herbal offerings, so it was a personal pleasure to have her on the show. Thank you for joining us today!


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01:33 – Introduction to Maria Noël Groves

02:35 – Maria shares her early experiences with herbs

07:18 – Why Maria chose motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) as the theme for this conversation

11:50 – Motherwort benefits for soothing the stressed nervous system

13:28 – Motherwort benefits for the “overworked and underappreciated”

15:35 – Working with motherwort to help support hormonal balance and mood premenstrually, as well as during perimenopause and menopause

23:35 – The method Maria teaches for making a potent tincture with fresh herbs

25:46 – Maria’s recipe for motherwort tincture (Motherwort Calming Relief Tincture)

26:26 – Motherwort and the out-of-balance thyroid gland

28:30 – Maria shares her current herbal projects

30:41 – The three things that are catching Maria’s attention in the plant world these days


The herbal and plant information in this video is for educational purposes only. The information contained is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other medical professional. If you have or suspect that you have a serious health problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Always consult with a health care practitioner before using any herbal remedy or food, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition.

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