ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS (Lady´s mantle)
Alchemilla vulgaris (Lady's Mantle) belongs to the Rosaceae  family. The reason for which it was called Lady's mantle is probably because of the waterproof properties  of its leaves, probably something that together with its beauty ended up giving this peculiar name to this plant.
BOTANICAL NAME and FAMILY
Alchemilla vulgaris - Rosaceae -
OTHER NAMES FOR ALCHEMILA VULGARIS
ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS OF ALCHEMILA VULGARIS
High content of tannins.
TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL USE OF ALCHEMILA VULGARIS
The main medicinal use of this plant is as an astringent and to treat wounds and bruises. Lady's mantle has shown to also have a very high level of antioxidant activity in several studies, in one of them it was one of the highest scoring herbs among 20 other medicinal herbs growing in western Siberia. These properties are particularly useful to fight bacteria through several different pathways.
SIDE EFFECTS and PRECAUTIONS
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