It works great as a natural regulator of hormones, progesterone stimulates growth and regulates the menstrual cycle, which is extremely important when attempting conception.
This plant is also known as virak, lady’s mantle, rabbit’s foot, lion’s foot and Agile Frog, but is best known by the name lady’s mantle, lat. Alchemilla vulgaris, and its therapeutic properties and beneficial effects on women’s health are known since the Middle Ages. Today it is considered as a universal natural remedy for all women, treating many different diseases.
In medicinal purposes, you should collect the leaves and flowers or the entire flowering plant (the root has no medicinal properties!). The leaves can be harvested in the spring, but it is best to collect them in July / August. Leaves can be collected also after flowering, but then they don’t have that kind of healing power.
Lady’s mantle contains flavonoids, organic acids, tannins, salicylic acid and a real treasure of vitamin C.
Although a large number of its medicinal properties have not yet been explored, lady’s mantle is the best natural remedy for the treatment of infertility. It acts as an excellent natural regulator of hormones; progesterone stimulates growth and regulates the menstrual cycle, which is extremely important when attempting conception. Lady’s mantle strengthens the uterine wall and so protects against miscarriages, and helps with polycystic ovary and for removing the unwanted pounds.
In addition to these benefits for women’s health, lady’s mantle helps with fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, eases menstrual and menopausal symptoms. Tannins contained effectively mitigate heavy and painful periods and regulate the bleeding.
This plant is very effective in the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections. You can simply use tampons soaked in a tincture of lady’s mantle as pessaries.
Recent research has shown that lady’s mantle acts against staphylococcus bacteria that have become resistant to many antibiotics, and Japanese scientists have discovered that the substance from lady’s mantle the agrimonin prevents breast cancer.
Uses of lady’s mantle:
Put one teaspoon lady’s mantle in a cup of boiling water and let it sit for five to ten minutes. Drink it in always sips in, and drink two cups per day.
In a liter of water boil 30 to 50 grams of dried lady’s mantle without roots. Use the tincture for vaginal wash or enemas with intestinal problems.
Boil 200 grams of dried or fresh lady’s mantle in three liters of water and pour it into the tub with the prepared water. Stay in the water for 10 to 20 minutes, and then go to bed.