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Motherwort Benefits with Maria Noël Groves
Episode 916th March 2022 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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Motherwort benefits us in so many ways and can be especially supportive for the “overworked and unappreciated,” as my guest, Maria Noël Groves, shares in this episode. 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

► How can you make a potent tincture with fresh herbs?

► Does motherwort have side effects on the thyroid gland?

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.”

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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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here