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Leonurus sibiricus L.

Leonurus sibiricus L. is a plant that has a Synonyms: = L. artemisia (Lour.) S.YHU. = L. heterophyllus, Sweet. Included in the families: Labiatae.

Leonurus sibiricus L grows wild in the suburbs, sometimes planted in the garden. These plants can be found from the lowlands to 2000 m dpi. Grow upright, hairy, 60-100 cm high. Hollow stem, branched, green color. Single leaf, tip and tapered base, 4-12 cm long, 5-14 cm wide. Flowers are in axillary leaves.

Chemical properties and pharmacological effects: bitter, spicy, cool. Circulation, making menstruation became regular, diuretic, eliminate swelling and shrink the uterus. Fruit: sweet, cool, non-toxic. Seeds: Sweet, spicy. Improve vision, facilitate menstruation (emenagog), laxative urine (diuretic), dilate blood vessels (vasodilators). Chemical Ingredients: L.sibiricus: Leonurine, stachydrine, leonuridine, leonurinine, routine, benzoic acid, lauric acid, linolenic acid, oleic acid, arginine, 4-guanidino-1-butanol, 4-guanidinobutytic acid, sterol, stachyose, vitamin A and potassium chloride, L.heterophyllus: Leonurine A, B leonurine, stachydrine, lauric acid, oleic acid. Fruit (Fructus Leonuri): Contains leonurinine HI4 C10 O3 N2, alkaloid I, II and Ill, oleic acid, linoleic acid and vitamin A.

Curable Disease:
Irregular menstruation, kidney inflammation, swelling, bloody urine, eye inflammation, hypertension, vaginal discharge, late period;

Leonurus sibiricus L. non-toxic, long usage is not cause side effects. But the fruit of Leonurus sibiricus L. toxic. Usage as much as 30 grams can cause poisoning in 4-6 hours. Signs of poisoning will occur within 12-48 hours after the total consumption as much as 60-140 grams. Symptoms of poisoning the fruit: a weak sense of the whole body, legs driven hard, dry taste and a sense of tightness in the chest. In the case of very heavy sweat very much and looked weak and helpless. Pregnant women are prohibited from using these herbs.

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