Manto de la Virgen, Nine Hooks, Nueve Ganchos, Pie de León,
separate listing for Alpine Lady's Mantle.
xanthochlora; Alchemilla vulgaris.
People Use This
used for mild diarrhoea, heavy menstrual flow, diabetes,
painful menses, gastrointestinal disorders, as a relaxant for
muscle spasms, an anti-inflammatory, a diuretic, and as a
garglefor mouth and throat inflammation.
alchemilla is used as an astringent for bleeding, to improve
wound healing, for ulcers, eczema, skin rashes, and as a bath
additive for treating lower-abdominal ailments.
been used for many years without reports of significant
scientific studies have been carried out for topical use of
There are no scientific studies available. A 2012 pharmaceutical
review assessment describes it as safe in pregnancy
There are no scientific studies available.The above review has no
comment for avoiding or for indications for use.
insufficient reliable information available about the
effectiveness of alchemilla.
above ground parts are used. Alchemilla contains 6-8%
likely to account for its perceived astringent activity(2).A
water extract of Alchemilla xanthochlora demonstrates lipid
peroxidation and superoxide anion scavenging activity(2).Flavonoid
extracts inhibit proteolytic enzymes, including elastase,
trypsin, and alpha-chymotrypsin. This property suggests
alchemilla might have a role in protecting conjunctive and
reference refers to an association with liver damage no cases
and the association is likely to be spurious(3).
with Herbs & Supplements:
with Lab Tests:
with Diseases or Conditions:
diarrhoea, a typical dose is one cup tea, prepared by steeping
1-4 grams above ground parts in boiling water for 10 minutes and
then straining(3),used up to
three times per day between meals. The average amount used per
day is 5-10 grams. Equivalent preparations can also be
persisting for more than 3-4 days should be medically
References: LADY’S MANTLE
Blumenthal M, ed. The Complete German Commission E Monographs:
Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Trans. S. Klein. Boston,
MA: American Botanical Council, 1998.
The Review of Natural Products by Facts and Comparisons. St.
Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Co., 1999.