Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) 2oz/59ml Herbal Extract / Tincture - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Featured Herb
It is found on grasslands, woodlands, high-lying ground and in mountainous regions. The plant has somewhat kidney-shaped leaves cut into 7 to 9 shallow lobes, on stout, short stalks and inconspicuous yellowish green flowers which can be seen from April to June but often later. Some of the leaves lie flat on the ground and in the morning dewdrops can be found in the centre, shimmering like pearls. At altitudes over 1000 metres the Alchemilla alpine or Silver Lady's Mantle is found which grows on limestone as well as basalt. Gather, of both plants, the whole plant during the time of flowering, later only the leaves, and dry them in the attic. As the name implies, it is essentially a woman's herb and esteemed as such.
Infusion: 1/4 litre of boiling water is poured over a heaped teaspoon of herbs, infused for a short time.
Herb application: A suitable amount of fresh herbs is washed and crushed on a wooden board with a wooden rolling pin and applied.
Bath: For a full bath, 200 grn. of dried or a few double handfuls of fresh herbs are soaked in a bucketful of cold water overnight, warmed the next morning and the liquid added to the bath water.