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Ladies Mantle: Suprising Benefits

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Just look at the dew on this Alchemilla mollis! It’s such a beautiful plant. Also known as ‘Ladies Mantle’, research suggests it has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties and has been prescribed by herbalists for a variety of conditions:

It’s reputedly good for regulating menstruation hence its common name. Herbalists advise picking the flowers before they seed, drying them and adding them to your herbal tea mixtures for the winter when the astringent properties are good for sore throats. They also suggest using the young leaves to make poultices for cuts.

All that from a ground cover plant found commonly in our gardens!