Also known as lion’s mantle or nine hooks. Velvety lobed leaves and clusters of small chartreuse flowers on mounding, 12 inch perennial plants. Grow in sun or light shade.
Traditional Healing Uses: A woman’s herb used to relieve menstrual cramps, excessive bleeding, and the side-effects of menopause; also used to promote appetite and as a treatment for wounds, laryngitis, and diarrhea. Lady’s mantle tea has served as a douche for mild vaginal irritations, a wash for wounds, a mouthwash for sores, and a gargle for laryngitis.
Harvest: Collect and dry leaves and flowering shoots in July and August.
Preparation: Pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 teaspoons of dried herb and infuse for 10-15 minutes. To treat diarrhea or to use as a mouthwash, boil the mixture for several minutes to strengthen the dose.