Lady’s mantle — it’s such an interesting name for an herb that has so many possible health benefits. What is lady’s mantle used for? Given its namesake, it’s probably not surprising that women use it to help with painful or heavy menstrual periods and menopause symptoms.
But this herb is also highly acclaimed for its use in the natural treatment of swelling, common digestive problems like diarrhea, sore throats, diabetes, water retention and muscle spasms. (1) Lady’s mantle uses are many. Read on for some of the top ways to use this herbal remedy to experience its health benefits.
What Is Lady’s Mantle?
Lady’s mantle belongs to the genus Alchemilla, which includes around 300 species of herbaceous perennials within the rose family (Rosaceae). The plants have underground stems (rhizomes) that spread, and they tend to grow in clumps. Where does lady’s mantle grow? It’s native to Britain and Europe, but it is now grown in many parts of the world. In the United States, it does well in zones three through eight.