Agripalma is a medicinal plant, also known as Cardiac, Lion’s ear, Lion’s syrup, Lion’s tail or Macaré herb, widely used in the treatment of anxiety, heart problems and high blood pressure, due to its relaxing, hypotensive and cardiac tonic properties.
The scientific name of Agripalma is cardiac Leonurus and can be bought in natural products stores, free holidays and some manipulation pharmacies in its natural form, in capsules or in tincture to make dilutions in water.
The use of this plant can be useful to complement the treatment of people with heart problems and changes such as high blood pressure. However, its use does not exclude the need to take the medications indicated by the cardiologist, although it is a great complement to lower blood pressure.
What is Agripalma for?
Agripalma is used to help treat angina, palpitations, tachycardia, anxiety, insomnia, menstrual cramps, thyroid dysfunction and climacteric symptoms.
The properties of Agripalma include its relaxing, tonic, carminative, uterine stimulant, hypotensive, antispasmodic and diaphoretic action.
How to use Agripalma
The parts used of Agripalma are its flowers, leaves and stem to make teas, tinctures and can also be found in drops in pharmacies and drugstores.
- Agripalma tea for anxiety: put 2 spoons (of coffee) of the dried herb in a cup of boiling water and let it rest for 5 minutes, then strain and drink a cup in the morning and a cup at night.
- Agripalma tincture for heart problems: Use 6 to 10 ml of tincture of agripalma to a cup of water. Dilute the tincture in the cup with water and take it as a heart tonic 2 times a day.
Agripalma side effects
The use of Agripalma in high doses can cause changes in the menstrual cycle.
Agripalma should not be used by pregnant and menstruating women, as well as by patients undergoing treatment with sedatives. In the case of heart disease, it is recommended to consult the cardiologist before starting to use Agripalma.