Alchemilla vulgaris

Nota de alcance (en)

This perennial grows in the Northern Hemisphere, even above the Arctic Circle and in high altitude mountain ranges. The “lady” referred to in the name is the Virgin Mary, and the scalloped edge of the leaf was thought to be reminiscent of Mary’s mantle (cloak). The plant is noted for collecting sparkling drops of dew in the furrows of its leaves. The Genus name, Alchemilla, from the word “alchemy” may refer to the plant appearing to change water into diamonds, or it may refer to the use of the plant in magic. Medicinally, the plant was used for its astringent properties, treating bleeding such as excessive menstrual flow, diarrhea, and inflamed wounds. In Germany, Commission E approves the use of Lady’s mantle for mild diarrhea.

Part used::
Aerial parts, Roots


Nota bibliográfica (en)

Hull, Kathleen; Photog. Hull, Meredith /Indiana Medical History Museum: Guide to the Medicinal Plant Garden./ USA: Indiana Medical History Museum. 2010. -- p. 58.

Alchemilla vulgaris
Término aceptado: 12-Jun-2019