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.
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.