Alchemilla vulgaris is also known as Lady’s mantle. The great medicinal properties of this herb, particularly in relation to women’s gynecological health, were known even in the Middle Ages.
Today, it is considered a common natural remedy for women who suffer from many diseases. The Swiss herbalist Johan Kincora says that 30% of all gynecological problems can be prevented simply by consuming tea based on this plant.
For medicinal purposes, you should use the leaves and flowers or the whole flowering plant (the root has no medicinal properties!). The leaves can be harvested in the spring, but it is best to collect them in July / August. The leaves can also be collected after flowering, but they lose some of their healing properties.
Medicinal properties of the Alchemilla:
Anti-diarrheal: Alchemia is indicated in the case of benign diarrhea, especially in pregnant women.
Astringent and calming: it helps to alleviate the menstrual pains as well as the gastrointestinal disorders. It is also useful for dealing with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and helps regularize periods.
Antioxidant: the flavonoids present in the alchemilla help to maintain a good blood circulation.
Cicatrizing: the alchemilla stops the haemorrhages, especially those due to too abundant periods, at the time of the premenopause for example.
Lady’s mantle a real ally of women:
This plant contains lots of vitamin C, organic acids, flavonoids, tannins and salicylic acid. Lady’s mantle has a slightly bitter taste, due to its high tannin content, which also represents strong anti- Inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Lady’s mantle, a little known plant with incredible health benefits:
Although many of its medicinal properties are not yet explored, alchemilla is the best natural remedy for treating infertility. This plant acts as an excellent natural hormone regulator; Progesterone regulates the menstrual cycle and stimulates growth.
In addition, this plant strengthens the wall of the uterus and thus protects against miscarriages. The consumption of this plant is also beneficial for women who have just given birth and those who recover from a complicated delivery.
Lady’s mantle tea is very beneficial for women who have painful menstruation, because this herb is rich in tannins and astringents, which normalize the bleeding. In addition, alchemilla can effectively treat bacterial vaginitis, yeast and other vaginal infections.
Simply dip a tampon in a Lady’s mantle solution and use it as pessary. The Japanese scientists have discovered that the agrimonin, a substance found in this plant, can prevent breast cancer. It can also fight against human papillomavirus (HPV).
Precautions for use of Lady’s mantle:
Alchemilla is not recommended for women who take oral contraceptives. Patients at risk for thrombosis or phlebitis and those taking anti-coagulant vitamin K treatments should also avoid the consumption of this herb.
Given its anti-diarrheal properties, alchemila may increase the risk of constipation.