What is lady’s mantle used for?
Lady’s mantle is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. For internal use, lady’s mantle is used for:
- Stomach problems
- Mild diarrhea
- Water retention
- Swelling (inflammation)
- Muscle spasms
- As a gargle for sore mouth and throat
- Heavy or painful menstrual periods or for symptoms of menopause
Also, some people apply lady’s mantle directly to the skin to stop bleeding; improve wound healing; or treat ulcers, eczema, or skin rashes. Lady’s mantle is added to bath water for treating lower-abdominal ailments.
Lady’s mantle may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How does it work?
There are not enough studies about how this herbal supplement works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, there are some studies showing lady’s mantle contains chemicals called tannins, which might help diarrhea.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using lady’s mantle?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
- You have allergy with any substances of lady’s mantle or other medications or other herbals.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
The regulations for an herbal supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herbal supplement must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.
How safe is lady’s mantle?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking lady’s mantle if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
What kind of side effects may I have from lady’s mantle?
Lady’s mantle possibly causes liver damage, other experts consider the concern to be exaggerated.
There is very little information available about the safety of applying lady’s mantle to the skin.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.
What interactions may I have with lady’s mantle?
This herbal supplement may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbal healer or doctor before using.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.
What is the usual dose for lady’s mantle?
Classical use of the herb:
The recommended dose is 5 to 10 g of herb daily for treatment of diarrhea.
Lady’s mantle tea:
Add two teaspoon of the dried herb in 2-3 dl of boiling water and let it pull for 10-15 minutes.
Three cups a day if often recommended.
To make a stronger tea, the herb can be boiled for few minutes in order to release as much of the tannins as possible.
As a tincture:
The usual recommended dose is 1-2 ml three times a day.
The dose for this herbal supplement may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbal supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.
What form does lady’s mantle come in?
This herbal supplement may be available in the following dosage forms:
- Fresh leaves
- Mouthwashes and gargles
- Douches or suppositories
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