Alchemilla xanthochlora; Alchemilla vulgaris (ALCHEMILLA) Overview Information
Alchemilla is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.
Alchemilla is used for stomach problems, mild diarrhea, diabetes, water retention, swelling (inflammation), and muscle spasms. Some people use it as a gargle for sore mouth and throat.
Women use alchemilla for heavy or painful menstrual periods or for symptoms of menopause.
Some people apply alchemilla directly to the skin to stop bleeding; improve wound healing; or treat ulcers, eczema, or skin rashes.
Alchemilla is also added to bath water for treating lower-abdominal ailments.
How does it work?
Alchemilla contains chemicals called tannins, which might help diarrhea.
- Heavy or painful menstrual periods.
- Wound healing.
- Stomach disorders.
- Muscle spasms.
- Skin conditions such as ulcers, eczema, and rashes, when applied to the skin.
- Bleeding, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
Alchemilla xanthochlora; Alchemilla vulgaris (ALCHEMILLA) Side Effects & Safety
So far, alchemilla seems to be safe for most people when taken by mouth. Although some German researchers warn about possible liver damage, other experts consider the concern to be exaggerated.
There is very little information available about the safety of applying alchemilla to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of alchemilla during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Alchemilla xanthochlora; Alchemilla vulgaris (ALCHEMILLA) Dosing
The appropriate dose of alchemilla depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for alchemilla. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.