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Lady's Mantle

February 04, 2021

Lady's Mantle

LADY’S MANTLE
Alchemilla vulgaris

Family:  Rosaceae

Part used:  Leaf

Energetics:  Salty, bitter, cooling, drying

Actions:  Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, astringent, styptic, uterine tonic

Lady’s  mantle  lines  the  edges  of  our  gardens. It’s a  magical plant and if  you’ve ever spent time with one early in the morning before the dew has had a chance to evaporate, you’d see what I mean. The beautiful leaves hold dew or water from rain in a way that feels like alchemy is at work. And it is.  We harvest the leaves and make fresh into a tincture or dry for tea. I like to use lady’s mantle for the female reproductive system as a uterine  tonic,  to  help  those  who  experience excessive  bleeding  and  heavy  periods  with  cramps.  It  can also be help treat diarrhea and urinary incontinence.

Contraindications:  None known.





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