genus Leonurus


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Noun1.genus Leonurus - genus of stout Old World herbs having flowers in whorlsgenus Leonurus - genus of stout Old World herbs having flowers in whorls
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
Leonurus cardiaca, motherwort - bitter Old World herb of hedgerows and woodland margins having toothed leaves and white or pale pink flowers
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Leonurus cardiaca belongs to the genus Leonurus and family Lamiaceae, previously called Labiatae.
Research showed that leonurine, which is an organic amine alkaloid and has been widely used, is mainly produced by plants in the genus Leonurus [24].