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Ladies Mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris
Parts used: Herb.
Constituents: Tannins (6-8%), Salicylic acid, Bitter principle, Saponin, Lecithin, Linoleic acid.
Actions: Astringent/Styptic, Anti-haemorrhagic, Emmenagogue, Diuretic, Demulcent, Antilithic, Relaxant, Sedative, Tonic, Antipyretic, Vulnerary.
Indications:
Childhood diarrhoea esp. infants, dysentery, passive haemorrhage, fissures, ulcers, gastroenteritis, intestinal colic, menorrhagia, leucorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, bleeding after menopause.
If bleeding is thick and clotting after childbirth also stops bleeding.
To urinary tract; kidney stones, incontinence.
Spec. painful periods with blood clotting.
To the uterus and nerves. Regulates menstrual cycle, ↓progesterone, stalled labour, menopausal symptoms, salpingitis, cervistitis.
Topically: leucorrhoea, vulval itching. Pruritis, wounds, bruises, ulcers, boils, carbuncles, fractures, skin rashes, pus, sores, bleeding gums.
Herbal extract: 25-50mL per week.
Energetics: Cooling, drying, astringent, bitter.
Meridians: spleen, liver, bladder, large intestine.
Contraindications: Pregnancy, constipation, good during labour.