Your wheelbarrow is currently empty!
Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
£2.85 – £3.95
Alchemilla mollis also known as Lady’s Mantle is a perennial herb that grows up to 40 cm in height and spreads up to 60 cm. Tolerates most soil types. Likes moist, well-drained soil. Circular or kidney-shaped grey-green leaves at the base. Dense clusters of small, yellow-green flowers in late spring/early summer. Once flowers and foliage become untidy in late summer, cut back to encourage new foliage. Self seeds readily – cut back the flowering stems before they seed.
Hairs on the Lady’s Mantle leaves catch and hold water droplets, so are very attractive after rain or when drops of dew collect on them, like beads of liquid mercury. These beads of water were considered by alchemists to be the purest form of water. They used this water when attempting to turn base metal into gold – hence the name “Alchemilla”.
When used medicinally the whole plant is used, gathered when in flower in June or July. Due to it’s tannin content it has very astringent and styptic properties. It is of a very drying and binding character and is used for inflamed wounds and to stay bleeding it is also used to help in the field of women’s health, around menstruation and menopause.
Always consult a professional when using medicinal herbs