Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)​

Why its in the garden?

Lady’s mantle contains a compound called quercetin which has shown some effectiveness against oeostrogen related cancers. Herbalists have used it in traditional medicine to treat menstrual-related issues such as menorrhagia (excessive bleeding).

Water Droplets on Lady's Mantle leaf
Chemical Structure: Quercitiin
Chemical Structure: Quercitiin


A clump forming, deciduous perennial which grows to about 80cm. Distinctive scalloped and toothed edged leaves with clumps of small yellow flowers in summer. 

Care and Maintenance

The leaves will die back over winter and should be tidied up in spring. New growth will come from the base of the plant. Clumps can be split and transferred elsewhere when it grows too big.  

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