This post is for the women among us :). Why? Because I am going to write a blog about a possible natural remedy for people who have menstrual issues. And as far as I know, men don’t have any clue what that feels like. So here it is:

I am one of the unlucky women who is in a lot of pain, when my period sets in. I get cramps, and I cannot function properly. All I want to do is curl up in bed, and do nothing. Well, that is a problem if I have a photo shoot exactly that day.  What helps me, is when I take just one Ibuprofen. But really, I want as little medication for my body as possible.

Then my sister introduced me to Lady’s Mantle, Latin name: Alchemilla Vulgaris. She took it after she gave birth to her baby, as someone told her it helps uterus contract, and go back to normal, after birth, as well as with excessive menstruation.

Lady’s Mantle has many properties as I found on my search on internet: Some say it can: “Adjust hormonal disturbances, fertility problems, lack of menstruation, heavy menstruation, menopause. It is also said that it can help with headaches, stomach aches, dizziness, and nausea. It also helps in healing wounds, in certain mixtures it has the astringent, anti-diuretic, anti-inflammatory, heart strengthening properties. The list goes on and on…

There are also some magical properties to this plant in astrology:

Alchemilla Vulgaris: Venus, Moon, Water Feminine. It is said to be used in love spells and sachets.

The name “Alchemilla”  or “little magical one” in Arabic, comes from the shape of the leaves in which dew drops are held. Those drops then are said to have the medicinal properties of the plant.

That also said: you can grow your own Lady’s Mantle in your garden! See here for instructions that I found online.

I drink Lady’s Mantle tea. It is quite tasty as well. It helped me feel better! I buy the one in Europe from Piramide, it is organic and it is called “Vrouwenmantel” in Dutch. I put it in a tea infuser for about 10 minutes, and then drink the tea.

Of course I am not a herbologist, or a doctor. So I think everyone, just like I did, should first go to a doctor first to get checked out if you have any of the issues described above, before going to use herbal medicine. But maybe Lady’s Mantle Tea  can help you just like it helped me!

WARNING! Don’t use Lady’s Mantle during Pregnancy!