Use in love potions or to increase the power of any magickal workings.
Also Called: Nine Hooks, Dewcup, Lion’s Foot, Bear’s Foot, Stellaria
Lady’s mantle has a long history of herbal use, mainly as an external treatment for cuts and wounds, and internally in the treatment of diarrhoea and a number of women’s ailments, especially menstrual problems.
The herb is alterative, antirheumatic, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, sedative, styptic, tonic and vulnerary.
The plant is rich in tannin and so is an effective astringent and styptic, commonly used both internally and externally in the treatment of wounds.
It helps stop vaginal discharge and is also used as a treatment for excessive menstruation and to heal lesions after pregnancy.
Prolonged use can ease the discomfort of the menopause and excessive menstruation.
The freshly pressed juice is used to help heal skin troubles such as acne and a weak decoction of the plant has been used in the treatment of conjunctivitis.