Motherwort & Cyperus
Motherwort is neutral or slightly warm, dry, pungent and bitter. It moves the Blood, benefits the Womb, regulates Menstruation and promotes Fertility. It benefits the Heart, treats Tachycardia and Palpitations. It also promotes Urine.
Cyperus is warm, dry, pungent, slightly bitter and aromatic. It moves Qi and regulates Menstruation.
Together, the main action of this combination is on the Uterus. They move Qi and Blood, promote and regulate Menstruation and are used for Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea.
They can be combined for Postpartum Disorders including Postpartum Pain.
In addition, both herbs are used for Urinary dysfunction. Together, they may be used for Edema, Strangury, Dysuria etc.
Cyperus has tranquilising effects and has components proven to have benzodiazepin-receptor activity. Motherwort has proven sedative activity. They are therefore useful for anxiety and stress, especially when associated with Heart disease or PMS.
Both herbs have independently been used for Worms, too.
This combination doesn't appear in classical formulas.
Best not used during pregnancy
Not suitable for use in marked weakness.