Alchemilla vulgaris

Names

Names

Scientific: Alchemilla vulgaris

English: Lion’s Foot

Portuguese: Pé-de-Leão

Origins

Origins

Family: Rosaceae

Origin: Europe

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameAlchemilla vulgaris
English NameLion's Foot
Portuguese NamePé-de-Leão
German NameSpitzlappige Frauenmantel
FamilyRosaceae
OriginEurope
HabitatMeadows
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationExposure to the sun, but adapts to shady locations. Well-drained soils.
Method of propagationSowing - the seeds ripen from August to October.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from June to September H: 0,3 m, Ø 0,3 m
Description of smells and flavorsAstringent
Properties Medicinalstomach problems, mild diarrhea, diabetes, water retention, swelling as a result of inflammation, painful menstrual periods and muscle spasms. Some people use it as a gargle for sore mouth and throat. Apply alchemilla directly to the skin to stop bleeding; improve wound healing; or treat ulcers, eczema, or skin rashes
Properties EdibilityThe leaves can be eaten raw or cooked
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsSide effects: German researchers warn about possible liver damage. Contraindications: Not enough is known about the use of alchemilla during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: Leaves. Harvesting: Once the plant blooms.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesAlchemilla - the "little alchemist" was highly revered by the great alchemists, who went out early in the morning to collect the magical dew from the leaves of this plant - for this was no ordinary dew.

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