LADY'S MANTLE Scientific Name:
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- Hardy, clump-forming perennial with a woody rootstock, densely hairy stems and finely toothed, kidney-shaped, yellow-green leaves.
- Bears dense clusters of small yellow-green flowers.
- Self-fertile - flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Apomictic (reproduce by seeds formed without sexual fusion).
- Cut back flowers to encourage further blooming and can be cut back to the ground in midsummer to spur new foliage growth.
- Prefers any well-drained neutral to alkaline soil (sandy, loamy and clay) and sun or semi-shade.
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
- Whole plant.
- The leaves and flowering stems are best harvested as the plant comes into flower and can then be dried for later use.
- The fresh root has similar and perhaps stronger properties to the leaves, but is less often used.
- Alterative, anti-rheumatic, diuretic, emmenagogue, anti-diarrheal, febrifuge, sedative, tonic and vulnerary.
- Rich in tannin - is an effective astringent and styptic, commonly used both internally and externally in the treatment of cuts, wounds and to staunch bleeding.
- Helps stop vaginal discharge and is also used as a treatment for excessive menstruation and to heal lesions after pregnancy.
- Freshly pressed juice is used to help heal skin troubles such as acne and a weak decoction of the plant has been used in the treatment of conjunctivitis (sore eyes).
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