LADY'S MANTLE EXTRACT
Scientific name: Alchemilla vulgaris
Family Name: Rosaceae, rose
Parts: above ground parts of the plant, dried
BEST FOR BLEMISHED AND OILY SKIN
The genus name, Alchemilla is from the Arabic, alkemelych, meaning "alchemy," as alchemists believed that the morning crystal dewdrops in this plant, which they called "Heaven’s Water" held magical powers to help them in their work. This herb was used to staunch bleeding on the battlefields of the 15th and 16th centuries. At one time, the astringent effects of this plant were marketed as a virginity restorative. To the Icelandic people, Lady’s Mantle has been long considered sacred. The leaves and flowering shoots are used as an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, styptic, tonic and vulnerary for skin. Its high tannin content gives it constricting properties, thus reducing the appearance of large pores, and its flavonoid content gives it anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Lady’s Mantle is used in lotions to soften rough skin or minimize enlarged pores and birthmarks. The juice or teas of Lady’s Mantle is applied to acne and used as a facial steam for acne. It is also used as an eyewash for conjunctivitis, a mouthwash for sores or after dental extraction, and as a gargle for laryngitis.
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