One of the key benefits of Lady’s Mantle is its ability to regulate menstruation. It stimulates the production of progesterone which is essential to regular periods – low levels of progesterone can result in eggs not being released and irregular menstruation. The ability to enhance progesterone levels makes Lady’s Mantle one of the best herbs to combat fertility problems too. It stimulates ovulation whilst acting as a uterine tonic, toning the uterus in readiness for conception.
Rich in tannins, Lady’s Mantle is also used to stem excessive menstrual bleeding. Its tannins display antihemorrhagic properties and its astringent nature makes it helpful in stanching excessive menstrual flow in cases of menorrhagia, and in metrorrhagia - when menstrual bleeding happens at irregular times in between menstruation.
In cases of menstrual cramps, the anti-spasmodic and pain relieving effects of this herb are attributed to compounds such as salicylic acid and quercetin which are known for their analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions.
The action of Lady’s Mantle on progesterone receptors can help to reduce the occurrence of hot flushes, night sweats and other menopausal symptoms such as anxiety and mood swings.
It also helps to tackle “oestrogen dominance”, a condition that affects many women in the peri and post-menopause. With fewer ovulations as they get older, women produce more oestrogen and less progesterone which can lead to the hormone imbalance that can cause havoc in the body. The ability of Lady’s Mantle to stimulate progesterone production can keep these important hormones in balance which can help to alleviate a wide range of symptoms that are commonly associated with the menopause.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Not to be used while nursing.