ALCHEMILLA

OTHER NAME(S):

Alchemilla vulgaris, Alchemilla xanthochlora, Alchémille, Alchémille Commune, Alchémille Jaunâtre, Alchémille Vert Jaune, Alquimila, Alquimilla, 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.<br/><br/>

Overview

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.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • 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

Alchemilla is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth appropriately. 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: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking alchemilla if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for ALCHEMILLA Interactions.

Dosing

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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Schimmer, O., Hafele, F., and Kruger, A. The mutagenic potencies of plant extracts containing quercetin in Salmonella typhimurium TA98 and TA100. Mutat.Res 1988;206(2):201-208. View abstract.
  • Schimmer, O., Kruger, A., Paulini, H., and Haefele, F. An evaluation of 55 commercial plant extracts in the Ames mutagenicity test. Pharmazie 1994;49(6):448-451. 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.

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