Leonurus japonicus seed
This plant is commonly used inherbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental . The leaves are diuretic and are placed in bath water to relieve itching and painful shingles. The dried flowers are emmenagogue and are also used in pregnancy and to help expel the placenta after giving birth. The fruit has antibacterial, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, ophthalmic and vasodilator properties. It is used in the treatment of abnormal menstruation, nebula and conjunctivitis. The has aphrodisiac, diuretic, emmenagogue, ophthalmic properties, and is also used in the treatment of various women’s complaints.
Sow seeds in spring on a windowsill or in a greenhouse, when they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. They will grow well if sown outside in spring; they spring up all over the place for me, and the bees love them. VERY EASY!