Alchemilla vulgaris, Alchemilla xanthochlora, Alchémille, Alchémille Commune, Alchémille Jaunâtre, Alchémille Vert Jaune, Alquimila, Alquimilla, Bear's Foot, Feuilles d'Alchémille, Frauenmantel, Frauenmantelkraut, Lady's Mantle, Leontopodium, Lion's Foot, Manteau de Notre-Dame, Manto de la Virgen, Marienmantel, Nine Hooks, Nueve Ganchos, Pie de León, Pied de Lion, Silerkraut, Stellaria.


Overview Information

Alchemilla is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Some people use alchemilla for stomach problems, mild diarrhea, diabetes, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work?

Alchemilla contains chemicals called tannins, which might help diarrhea.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Canker sores. Early research suggests that applying alchemilla extract directly to a canker sore may speed up the healing process.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Diabetes.
  • Heavy or painful menstrual periods.
  • Wound healing.
  • Stomach disorders.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Skin conditions such as ulcers, eczema, and rashes.
  • Bleeding.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of alchemilla for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: Alchemilla is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken appropriately.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if alchemilla is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if alchemilla is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.



We currently have no information for ALCHEMILLA Interactions.



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.

View References


  • Adamczyk B, Simon J, Kitunen V, Adamczyk S, Smolander A. Tannins and their complex interaction with different organic nitrogen compounds and enzymes: old paradigms versus recent advances. ChemistryOpen. 2017;6(5):610-614. View abstract.
  • Fraisse, D., Carnat, A., Carnat, A. P., and Lamaison, J. L. [Standardization of the aerial parts of Alchemilla]. Ann.Pharm Fr. 1999;57(5):401-405. View abstract.
  • McRae JM, Kennedy JA. Wine and grape tannin interactions with salivary proteins and their impact on astringency: a review of current research. Molecules. 2011;16(3):2348-64. View abstract.
  • Shrivastava R and John GW. Treatment of Aphthous Stomatitis with topical Alchemilla vulgaris in glycerine. Clin Drug Investig. 2006;26(10):567-73. View abstract.
  • Smolyakova IM, Andreeva VY, Kalinkina GI, Avdeenko SN, Shchetinin PP. Development of extract techniques and standardization methods for a common lady's mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) extract. Pharmaceut Chem J. 2012;45(11): 675-678.
  • Tasić-Kostov M, Arsić I, Pavlović D, et al. Towards a modern approach to traditional use: in vitro and in vivo evaluation of Alchemilla vulgaris L. gel wound healing potential. Ethnopharmacol. 2019;238:111789. View abstract.

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