ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS ‘Lady’s Mantle’
Alchemists believed the morning dew collected from the funnel shaped leaves had ‘magical’ properties. (‘Alchemilla’ means ‘little magical one’) The name ‘Lady’s Mantle’ is derived from the plants astringent properties & it’s 16th century use as a means of restoring a women’s virginity. Long used to regulate menstrual cycles, relieve cramps and menstrual flow, once used to facilitate childbirth. Do not use during pregnancy.