Lady's mantle - Alchemilla vulgaris

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This Lady's mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) monograph is an excerpt from the first edition of Dr. Sharol's book "Herbal Medicine From The Heart of The Earth." You can purchase the 2020, third edition of this book with an expanded materia medica/monograph section, herbal formulas and directions on making herbal products in Dr. Sharol's Book Store. You receive free shipping in the USA.

Lady's mantle - Alchemilla vulgaris in the Rosaceae or Rose family

Part used: Budding aerial parts.

Taste/Smell: Astringent, slightly bitter.

Tendencies: Drying.

Dosage: Infusion: 2 teaspoons per cup of water; or 1:5 dry liquid extract: 10-40 drops 1-4 times per day in a little water.

Mental picture and specific indications: Lady's mantle is indicated for excessive moisture, prolapsed and herniated organs. It is specific for strengthening hollow organs.

Use: (a) Astringent.(b) Styptic.

Ladys' mantle is an astringent herb used for diarrhea and bleeding disorders. Lady's mantle is indicated in atonic conditions such as uterine or bladder atony or prolapse, vaginal laxity and passive hemorrhage and menorrhagia. It is also used with dysmenorrhea due to atony, and habitual miscarriages due to incompetent cervix.

Contraindications: In my obstetrics class I learned that Lady’s mantle may antagonize the oxytocic drug pitocin. This was taught by a teacher who had delivered many babies, but I have had trouble finding supportive research or others who can share evidence for this claim. I mention it still as a possibility.

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