Foot, Manto de la Virgen, Nine Hooks, Nueve Ganchos, Pie de León, Silerkraut.
See separate listing for Alpine Lady's Mantle.
xanthochlora; Alchemilla vulgaris.
People Use This For:
is used for mild diarrhoea, heavy menstrual flow, diabetes, menopausal
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
has been used for many years without reports of significant toxicity (2, 3, 4).
scientific studies have been carried out for topical use of alchemilla.
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.
Mechanism of Action:
ground parts are used. Alchemilla contains 6-8% tannins (3), which are 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
elastic tissues (2).
one reference refers to an association with liver damage no cases have
reported and the association is likely to be spurious (3).
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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 used (1). Diarrhoea
persisting for more than 3-4 days should be medically evaluated (3).
No typical dosage.
Specific References: LADY’S MANTLE
M, ed. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal
Medicines. Trans. S. Klein. Boston, MA: American Botanical Council, 1998.
Review of Natural Products by Facts and Comparisons. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer