Many of the Lady’s Mantle constituents, especially the tannins and the bitter substances, are thought to have a balancing and regulating effect on the female reproductive system.
Although the herb is not recommended for use during the early stages of pregnancy due to its uterine stimulating effect, many herbalists regard it as an excellent remedy for women approaching delivery.
One of the traditional uses of lady’s mantle is to make an herbal tea in order to strengthen the uterus, and to facilitate easier birth. In addition, the herb is also believed to enhance milk production after birth.
Herbal Remedy to Regulate Menstruation
Lady’s mantle has been used to reduce pain associated with menstruation.
The herb works astringent on the uterus and may be beneficial for heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding or uterine bleeding between normal menstrual periods.
In one of the few scientific studies that have been done so far on lady’s mantle health properties, it was shown to reduced both bleeding and duration of menstruation in teenage girls who were suffering from irregular and heavy menstrual bleeding.
When lady’s mantle extract was used orally, there was a detectable change after three to five days, and to have a preventive effect when taken 10 to 15 days before menstruation.
Used topically as an herbal douche, it can be used as a soothing treatment for various female gynecological disorders, such as vaginal inflammation and discharge.
A Wound Healing Herb
Lady’s mantle is considered a good remedy for wounds, cuts, and scrapes because of its high tannin content. The herb may be helpful in numb the pain and speed up the healing process.
To treat minor skin injuries (cuts, scrapes, bruises), a compress can be soaked with fresh lady’s mantle tea or extract and applied to the damaged surface area.
For slow-healing wounds, the crushed leaves can be applied directly on the wound or alternatively washed with a strong tea made from the herb.