Botanical Name: Alchemilla Vulgaris
Folk Names: Bear’s Foot, Leontopodium, Lion’s Hook, Nine Hooks, Stellaria
Folklore: The dew gathered from the leaves, (which is said to be a key ingredient in several alchemical formulas) was used as a beauty lotion. Lady’s Mantle’s first association with the worship is that of the Earth Mother, but as Christianity spread, (like many pagan symbols) it was absorbed and eventually became associated with the Virgin Mary.
Deities: Kanaloa, Kane, Lono
Element: Water (Fidelity, Friendship, Healing, Love, Meditation, Prophetic Dreams, Purification, sleep)
Planet: Venus (Beauty, Fidelity, Friendship, Love, Youth)
Medicinal Uses: Lady’s mantle is used for treating stomach ailments, diarrhea, excess water retention, muscle contractions and diabetes. It is also used as a gargle to relieve inflammation of the mouth and throat. Other uses include relieving painful menstruation and symptoms of menopause. Lady’s mantle is also used on the skin for treating wounds, ulcers and rashes, as well as to stop superficial bleeding. Some use lady’s mantle in bath water for alleviating lower abdominal problems.
Magical Uses: Lady’s mantle is used in love spells, potions and amulets.
Ritual Uses: Place a single flower in your hair or weave in a crown to find love. (Visualize the flowery connection to the Goddess of love.)
Other Uses – Lady’s mantle is most famous today as a garden plant. It is also used in homeopathy.
- Scott Cunningham: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of magical herbs
Note: Consult with a Physician or a certified herbologist if you are seeking medical remedies. The information is not intended as medical advice. PagansWorld.org is not liable for the misuse of the herb listed above.
Thanks for stopping by! Well wishes to you all, have a great day!