Lady’s Mantle | Ingrini
This teeny tiny flower is called Alchemilla mollis, or Lady’s Mantle and is best known for its property that water droplets remain like pearls on the leaves after rain.
- The plant is used as a herbal tea and for medicinal usage.
- There are about 300 species.
- Native to the cool temperatures of Europe and Asia, but are also native to the mountains of Africa.
- The leaves can be eaten on their own or used as an addition to salads.
- Can also be used as a dye plant to give a light yellow colour.
- They attract butterflies!
Lady’s mantle has been used since the medieval times for its medicinal properties. This beneficial herb is used for many kinds of ailments such as: digestion, wound healing, skin problems, anti-aging, insomnia and hair growth – just to name a few. Please click here to find a link to a list of popular health benefits from this amazing plant.
However and most importantly, some researchers suggest this plant is not medically suited for everyone so please talk to a doctor or a medical professional BEFORE using it for your own medicinal purposes.
It is a popular garden plant loved by many. The flowers bloom from May to June and quite often continues into July and August. They can grow up to 30 to 40 cm’s in both sunny and shady places, but prefer sunlight and well-drained neutral or basic soil.
While Ingrini could not find clear answers to whether or not this plant is toxic to fur babies, Gardeners World say no toxic effects in pets have been reported.
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