Lady's mantle - herbaceous plant belonging to the family Rosaceae.
Description lady's mantle
This creeping perennial plant can reach a height of 40 cm, upper leaves with virtually no petiole, lower leaves on long stalks. Leaves cuff have the original form, so they are used as the basis of decoration elements. For example, in the design of the waiting room of the Kursk station in Moscow used the configuration sheet cuff.
Flowers at the cuff lackluster, yellow-green, small size, are collected in umbrellas.
Meet the plant can be all over Europe, except for southern regions. It grows in Ukraine, the European part of Russia and the North Caucasus. Prefers forest edges, mixed and pine forests, roadsides and fields.
The history of the application of the cuff
Since ancient times, the plant belongs to the category of magic thanks to its unique features - even in the warm nights on its leaves is going to dew. Scientists believe that the plant is able to allocate the water itself. According to some reviews on the cuff, the ancient alchemists used these drops for the philosopher's stone. A young girl used the dew as a love potion.
The broth cuff is commonly used to produce green, yellow and black inks.
I found its use in cooking and cuff. Basically use the young shoots and leaves of lady's mantle. Of these, prepare salads and soups, sometimes fray, and used as a condiment. Leaves with marinated vegetables.
The official medicine use his mantle did not find, but in folk medicine it is used very widely. In May-July herbalists collected leaves of the plant, in September - the roots.
The chemical composition of lady's mantle
The stems and leaves of lady's mantle contains catechins, tannins, lipids, flavonoids, derivatives of phenol carbonic acids.
The leaves contain a lot of Vitamin C and trace elements such as zinc, iron, manganese, boron.
Application cuff in folk medicine
Due to its beneficial properties cuff is used as a medicinal plant in many countries.
In Denmark, the plant used to combat ulcers and wound healing in Norway - externally and internally against herpes in Italy - as a diuretic, anti-diarrhea and dropsy.
When insomnia and colds also help the healing properties of the cuff.
A decoction of the plant is used externally for boils, ulcers, burns, acne. In the form it is used for irrigation belyah. In diseases of the pelvic organs are taking a bath with a decoction of the plant. Baths with cuff used to do for young children and to strengthen the muscles.
Fresh leaves of the plant applied for rheumatism, burns, panaritiums.
Since ancient times, the plant was used to treat bleeding wounds, and external and internal inflammations chronic and acute character in tumors and ergotism. Positive feedback on the cuff suggest that it is a great tool for purifying the blood and reduce cholesterol. Also it is used in bronchial asthma, to treat allergies, boils and acne.
Women, judging by the reviews of the cuff, consider it a wonderful tool for many women's ailments and diseases. It is used for pain in the abdomen, belyah, inflammation, infertility, menorrhagia, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, in the menstrual cycle.
With the threat of miscarriage properties cuff help keep the pregnancy and prepare for childbirth. If you take a decoction of the plant inside, starting with the third month of pregnancy until birth, the significantly reduced the likelihood of premature birth, there are no problems with the discharge of the placenta, childbirth will be easy.
A remarkable property of hemostatic cuff in olden times saved the lives of many women. After birth, the broth plants helps to stop the blood and establish lactation.
Cuff used in folk medicine and tselyullite, obesity, combining a decoction of the plant with a healthy diet and physical activity.
Because the plant is capable of lowering blood cholesterol level, it is used for the treatment of atherosclerosis and stroke.
There are no negative reviews of the cuff and contraindications to it is not revealed. In case of overdose, you may experience diarrhea. In this case, it should be discontinued.