Alchemilla vulgaris, also known as lady’s mantle, virak, rabbit’s foot, lion’s foot and agile frog is a plant that has numerous medicinal properties and has been used to treat gynecological issues since the Middle Ages. Johan Kincora who is a famous Swiss herbalist said that consuming Lady’s mantle tea can prevent even 30% of all ginecological problems that women face.
If you want to use this plant for its medicinal properties, collect leaves and flowers or the whole flowering plant, without the root which has no medicinal properties. Harvesting this plant is recommended in July/August. You should know that you can also pick the leaves after blooming but they lose some of their power after that. This plant is rich in vitamin C, it also contains flavonoids, tannins, organic and salicylic acid. The high tannin content give the plants the bitter taste. Tannins are very powerful in fighting inflammations and bacteria.
It’s the perfect plant for pregnant women
Even though most of the medicinal value of this plant has not been studied and confirmed scientifically, it has shown excellent results in fertility treatments. It regulates hormones such as progesterone which regulates the menstrual cycle which is very important for a couple who is trying to concieve. It also strengthens the uterine walls thus protects against miscarriage. Lady’s mantle also works wonders with polycycstic ovaries. It also helps remove unwanted fat expecially after giving birth.
It helps with PMS and menopause
The tannins this plant contains can help regulate extremely painful periods as well as menstrual bleeding, menstrual and menopausal symptoms. They also treat fibroids, cysts and endometriosis. Combining this plant with Shepherd’s Purse plant creates the perfect remedy for almost all gynecological problems.
It destroys bacteria and viruses
Lady’s Mantle is very powerful against staphylococcus bacteria which is very resistant to antibiotics.You can use the plant in baths, vaginal douches and tampons for yeast, bacterial vaginitis an other vaginal infections too. Soak a tampon in lady mantle’s solution and insert it.
According to Japanese scientists this plant also contains agrimonin, a substance which has the ability to prevent breast cancer. It also has antiviral properties and is very efficient in the fight against HPV (human papilloma virus).
Other health benefits
Lady’s mantle has many other uses besides the above mentioned. It can be used as treatment for bleeding, nausea, vomiting, insect bites, sore throat, rheumatism, eczema, hemorrhoids, ulcers and mild diarrhea-especially in young children.
Lady’s Mantle Tea Recipe
Put one teaspoon of lady’s mantle leaves in a cup of boiling hot water and let it sit 5-10 minutes. Always sip the drink, and take 2 cups daily.
Vaginal douching preparation
Take 30-50g of the dried herb (without the root) and put it in 1 liter of water. Use the liquid for vaginal douching, or if you are suffering from intestine problems you can also use it as an enema.
Lady’s Mantle Bath preparation
Take 200 grams of dried or fresh herb and boil it in 3 liters of water. Fill your tub and add the prepared mixture in it. You should relax in the tub for 10-20 minutes preferably before going to bed.
Note: If you have stomach, liver or gall bladder issues should avoid consuming this tea.