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Lady's mantle

What is it?

Lady's Mantle is an herbal medicine that is used for treating diarrhea. It has also been used to stop the bleeding of wounds. Lady's Mantle has been used to reduce menstrual (period) cramps, excessive bleeding, and to help regulate the menstrual cycle.

Other names for Lady's Mantle include: Alchemilla vulgaris, Alchemilla mollis, Alchemilla, Bear's Foot, Dewcup, Leontopodium, Lion's-Foot, Nine Hooks, and Stellaria.

Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.

Before Using:

Tell your doctor if you

  • are taking medicine or are allergic to any medicine (prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) or dietary supplement)
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine
  • are breastfeeding
  • have any other health problems, such as high blood pressure or heart or blood vessel disease


Talk with your caregiver about how much Lady's Mantle you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking Lady's Mantle. If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.

To store this medicine:

Keep all medicine locked up and away from children. Store medicine away from heat and direct light. Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work. Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need. Never share your medicine with others.


  • Before taking Lady's Mantle, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Lady's Mantle has caused liver damage (2)

Side Effects:

Stop taking your medicine right away and talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects. Your medicine may be causing these symptoms which may mean you are allergic to it.

  • Breathing problems or tightness in your throat or chest
  • Chest pain
  • Skin hives, rash, or itchy or swollen skin

Other Side Effects:

You may have the following side effects, but this medicine may also cause other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that you think are caused by this medicine.

  • Weakness, fatigue, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin) (2)


1. Blumenthal, Busse, Goldberg, et al: The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. The American Botanical Council, Austin, TX; 1998

2. Fetrow C & Avila J: Professional's Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Springhouse Corporation, Springhouse, PA; 1999.

Last Updated: 12/4/2015

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