Alquemila

Summary

Medicinal plant with astringent properties, used in cases of benign diarrhea or painful menstruation, it is almost always presented in the form of infusions (teas).

names

Portuguese name: Alquemilla, lion’s foot
Binomial name: Alchemillae vulgaris, Alchemilla xanthrochlora
French name: Alchémille
English name: bear’s Foot, lion’s Foot
German name: Frauenmantel
Italian name: alchemilla

Family

Rosaceae

Constituents

Tannins, flavonoids, bitter principles, salicylic acid, linoleic acid

parts used

Entirely dry plants
In Latin:  Alchemillae herba

alchemyl properties

Astringent, antidiarrheal, tonic, stomachic, antiseptic, soothing, healing.

Indications

Internal use (tea,…)
Benign diarrhea (for example, in infusions for pregnant women), gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological disorders: painful menstruation, premenstrual syndrome. Bleeding, menopause , leukorrhea (white vaginal discharge).

External use (baths,…)
Oral hygiene (use oral antiseptic), vaginal discharge and other vaginal conditions (to be used in the toilet).

Secundary effects

Constipation. (I wanted to read the medicine leaflet).

contraindications

I wanted to read the medicine leaflet.

Interactions

Unknown. (I wanted to read the medicine leaflet).

Preparations based on alchemyl

– Alchemyl infusion

– Alquemila bath (external use, use 50 g for 1 liter of water)

– mother tincture

– Tincture (in drops)

Where does alchemila grow?

Alchemyl grows mainly in North America and Europe. The plant can reach a height of 10 to 70 cm.

When to harvest alchemilla?

Alchemyl is harvested in flowering from May to July (in Europe).

Comments

– In its indication to treat benign diarrhea in women, this plant offers a real therapeutic aid, thanks to its tannin content.

– Its indication against various female problems (menstrual pain) is controversial, some specialists in herbal medicine have some doubts about its effectiveness especially because of the lack of serious clinical and scientific studies.

– The term Alchemilla , found in the scientific name of solder or molugem (or in Latin) Alchemilla vulgaris , derives from the Arabic alchimila which means alchemy. At the time, it was thought that this plant had magical effects.

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