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Alchemilla vulgare (Lady�s mantle)

Leaf is a gentle astringent for heavy menses or after giving birth. Tones and tightens the uterus, reduces bleeding. Alchemists used to collect the droplets of sap that seep out on the edges of the leaves and gather in the centre, hence the name. Lady�s mantle has a long history of medicinal use to treat cuts, wounds, menstrual ailments and diarrhea. The freshly pressed juice can help acne.