Aerial parts, root.
The wound healing abilities of the lady's mantle have always been highly prized in the herbal tradition. The herb also possessed potent astringent effects and this staunches blood flow and allows the first stage of healing to begin without hindrance. Women who suffer from problems of heavy menstrual bleeding also greatly benefit from doses of the herb, and the herb is also useful in bringing relief from menstrual cramps, it also aids in overcoming the symptoms of menopause and can lead to a great improvement in the regularity of the menstrual cycle in the body of the woman. The herbal remedy made from the lady's mantle is also often prescribed for the treatment of conditions like fibroids and endometriosis in women. The herbal extract is also often used as a douche to wash off excess vaginal discharge and bring rapid healing. The herbal remedy made from the lady's mantle is believed to act as a liver decongestant and it is said to facilitate the birth of a child. The treatment of diarrhea and gastroenteritis is hastened by the astringent properties of the herb. Menstrual pains as well as the regulation of periods can be achieved by the use of the lady' mantle by affected women. This herb was in fact traditionally used as a remedy to induce sleepiness in patients. Disorders such as diarrhea and gastroenteritis are easily dealt with by the strong astringent action of the herb, the herb is also rich in salicylic acid and this induces a rapid reduction in the inflammation affecting the digestive system as well as the reproductive system of patients. Decoctions made from the lady's mantle can be used as vaginal douches or as a lotion - it can be mixed with rose water as well. These decoctions can help reduce vaginal discharges, minimize irritation and infection in the vaginal cavity. The herbal lady's mantle decoction can also function as an excellent skin lotion for the treatment of rashes in diseases such as eczema, it can be used to heal cuts and wounds, as well as external sores and insect bites of all kinds. The herbal decoction can also be used as a mouthwash and gargle in cases of bleeding gums, to treat mouth ulcers and to minimize the symptoms of sore throats in patients.
The harvesting of the lady's mantle occurs during the summer months - the plant is a native of the British Isles and also grows in other parts of continental Europe.
Dosage of the herbal lady's mantle infusion can be 200 ml or 8 fl oz, taken thrice daily to aid in regularizing the onset of the menstrual cycle and also to bring relief from heavy bleeding during the menstrual periods. The herbal tincture can also be taken for stomach problems, especially of accompanied by conditions such as diarrhea, dose of the tincture can be 2 ml or 40 drops, taken thrice daily during the treatment period.
Lady's mantle contains compounds called tannins which endow it with an astringent action; these compounds aid the herbal solution in bringing a reduction in bleeding, especially with respect to problems underlying the reproductive system in women. The herb is there of considerable value in the treatment of excessive menstrual bleeding and in problems associated with menopause in women. The herbal remedies made from the lady's mantle also make an excellent tonic for the problems associated with the uterus in women. Lady's mantle also possesses other beneficial properties that enable it to act as balancer of the internal hormonal actions in the body - this property of the herb in effect enables it to act as a great normalizing during an irregular menstrual cycle. A mild painkilling action is also evident in the herb due to the presence of salicylic acid - this compound helps in easing the painful periods. The tannins in the herb tend to form a protective layer over the tissues - this property is helpful in complaints affecting the digestive system, particularly those related to cases of diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders.