Women regularly suffer from abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, or back pain during menstruation. There are many treatment methods to battle these symptoms without painkillers or other medication - naturopathy relies on the lady's mantle for such problems.
In this article, you will find out why it is so popular and how it can help you with period problems.
What is Lady's Mantle
Lady's mantle contains highly concentrated tannins and bitter substances, essential oils, progesterone, and flavonoids, which can positively affect gynecological problems. Progesterone supports the corpus luteum formation in the body, which influences the female cycle.
The tannins can heal minor wounds on the skin, and it contracts better and faster. This effect can also help with mild diarrhea since the bacteria can no longer penetrate through the contracted mucous membranes so well.
Additionally, the lady's mantle is often used to treat PMS or menstrual cramps.
However, if you have a sensitive stomach, you should be careful with the lady's mantle, as the tannins can cause nausea.
Lady's Mantle - the Plant Can Help with These Complaints
For centuries, the lady's mantle has been used to treat numerous complaints in wound healing, cramps, bleeding, or headaches. Here is a small overview of where the medicinal plant can help:
- Abdominal pain, menstrual cramps, and PMS.
- Lady's mantle may increase fertility.
- By strengthening the uterine lining, the risk of miscarriage at the beginning of pregnancy can be reduced (be sure to discuss the use of the lady's mantle with your gynecologist).
- In the last quarter of pregnancy, the lady's mantle can strengthen the pelvic muscles (in between, you should be careful with consuming the lady's mantle, as it could also trigger contractions if the concentration is too high).
- During and after childbirth, milk flow can be promoted and wound healing accelerated.
- The herb has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps with wound healing and inflammation of the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat.
- Promotes blood circulation.
- Helps to relieve abdominal pain, kidney stones, and cramps.
- Makes menopause more bearable (reduces hot flashes, irritability, or mood swings).
- Has a hormone-regulating effect.
- Regulates the cycle.
- Alleviates mood swings.
Wound healing can be definitively proven scientifically. However, the positive effect on women's problems is not based on scientific knowledge but on naturopathy and popular belief, where these methods have been used successfully for centuries.
Therefore, this plant is particularly well suited for gynecological problems, as it can help with numerous ailments and provide relief. It is worth trying it out and testing whether the healing power can also help with your problems or pain. There are hardly any proven side effects (except for possible nausea), so you have nothing to lose. On the contrary, you can only win with a lady's mantle.
The most common form of using this medicinal plant is to prepare a tea from it and then drink it regularly, up to 3 times a day. In the case of menstrual problems, it is recommended to drink tea regularly for 2-3 months.
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