From Garden to Health : A scientific investigation on the three benefits of lady's mantle herb: By N. Steele RN, BSN,MPH


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What is Lady's Mantle?

Lady’s Mantle with its botanical name  Alchemilla Vulgaris is a common herb that has been used for centuries. It is commonly grown in mountainous areas. It is predominantly found in Europe and Asia and also in Africa and the Americas. It is estimated to have about 700 species.

This herb can be described as being fan-shaped and having a teeth-like structure at the tip of the leaves. The dense hairs on the surface give it a silvery look after rainfall . Over the years it has been known as the go-to herb for female complaints. 

Common Disorders Of The Female Reproductive System?

Female reproductive disorders are common, especially in the first world countries. There are many factors that contribute to this problem. This includes environmental, genetics, and lifestyle practices. Endometriosis is a debilitating condition involving tissues, similar to the lining of the uterus growing in different parts of the body. these tissues create havoc on the system, as they tend to grow on organs and other structures, such as the abdominal wall, the pelvis, and the bladder. Scar tissues are formed which then fuses these organs together, which leads to pain and discomfort. A second common disorder is fibroids. These are tumors that develop in the uterus. These tumors are usually benign. Symptoms may include heavy periods and also bleeding between those periods . Although common in women during the childbearing age, fibroids shrink generally after menopause. 

Lady’s Mantle aids with Female disorders

The female disorders above are just a snippet of the total disorders that some women experience throughout their life. What is apparent is that most discomforts stem from the uterus. This organ is so vital in a woman's life as it is also the vessel in which a child is brought into the world. Many afflictions are due to the weakness and inflammation of this organ. It is important then, that the focus should be on the strengthening of its muscles and the reduction of inflammation present. Lady’s mantle plays a vital role in relieving weakness in muscles and reduce inflammation of the abdomen.

3 Benefits of Lady’s Mantle Tea

Here are the three main benefits of drinking Lady’s mantle tea.

Wound Healer

This herb can be helpful in healing wounds rather quickly if used as a rinse several times for the day. This is due to its astringent qualities. For example, if a tooth is removed the tea can be used as a rinse to heal. 

Strengthens the uterus

A weakened uterus is manifested by prolapse and hernia. Lady’s mantle is helpful with this condition as its purpose is to strengthen the muscles. This herb when taken with shepherd's purse can help with this condition. About 3 cups of lady's mantle are sipped throughout the day and Shepherds purse tincture is rubbed on the abdomen. Yarrow sitz bath three times weekly can also be helpful.

Gastrointestinal aid 

Another powerful benefit of Lady’s Mantle herb is the ability for it to help with inflammation of the gut area. Individuals may often be affected by ulcers and other GI irritation such as diarrhea. But this herb has been known to heal the GI tract due to its astringent properties.

Is Lady’s Mantle Safe During Pregnancy?

Like most herbs, it is always advisable to do your research on various herbs especially to determine if it has been utilized in studies. Always contact your health care provider. It is not recommended for pregnancy or breastfeeding.


Is Lady’s Mantle A Diuretic?

This herb is also known for its mild diuretic properties and thus it is functional. Diuretics are essential in removing waste from the body, helping to maintain kidney function, and ensuring excretory functions are at their optimum level.

What is Lady’s mantle Used For In Medicine? 

This herb is usually used as an anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and astringent and helps in the normalization of the menstrual cycle. Externally it is useful in wound healing.

How Do You Take Lady’s Mantle?

Lady’s Mantle can be taken as an infusion with boiling water poured over 1tsp of the herb and infused for 15 minutes.

It can also be taken in a bath. Placing about 200g of dried herb soaked in a bucket full of cold water overnight. It is then warmed the next day and the liquid is added to the bath. This is helpful for individuals in a weakened state.

Red raspberry can be added to tea to strengthen the uterus and reduce menstrual pain.

The Last Thing You Need to Know about Lady’s Mantle

Lady’s mantle has been a very popular herb these days, especially for women with reproductive disorders. Due to its astringent properties, it is helpful in persons who have diarrhea or other GI irritations. It is most effective in strengthening and toning the uterus where weakness is present. Stop at your local herbal store and ask for Lady’s mantle.



RESOURCES

1.  "Lady's Mantle, Alchemilla mollis - Wisconsin Horticulture." https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/articles/ladys-mantle-alchemilla-mollis/. Accessed 23 Aug. 2022.

2.  "Endometriosis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment." 27 Jul. 2022, https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10857-endometriosis. Accessed 23 Aug. 2022.

3.  "What Are Fibroids? - Fibroids - UCLA Health." https://www.uclahealth.org/medical-services/fibroids/what-are-fibroids. Accessed 23 Aug. 2022.

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