NAME : LADIES MANTLE
GAELIC NAME :
LATIN NAME : Alchemilla vulgaris.
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Bears Foot, Leontopodium, Lion's Foot, Nine Hooks,
MEDICINAL PART : The Herb.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : Eastern North America, Greenland, Europe and Northern
HABITAT : Found in Damp places and in shady woods.
DESCRIPTION : Ladies mantle is a perennial plant. It grows from 4 to 18 inches
high. The stem at first is green or blue-green turning to reddish or brownish later. It
may be hairy or glabrous, depending on the location. The basal rounded leaves are
palmately 7 to 9 lobed and finely toothed
FLOWERING PERIOD : The small, green flowers grow in loose panicles from May to
PROPERTIES : Astringent, Ferbrifuge, Tonic.
USES : Lady's mantle is taken internally for lack of appetite, rheumatism,
stomach ailments, diarrhoea, enteritis, and menstrual problems. It also tends to coagulate
blood and is useful for internal bleeding and as a mouth rinse
after having teeth pulled. Externally, lady's mantle makes a good douche for leucorrhea,
and a wash or poultice for wounds.
Preparation : Gather the plant after the dew has dried, from June
GENDER : Feminine
PLANET : Venus
ELEMENT : Water
POWERS : Love
Use in love spells and sachets.
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