Lady's mantle belongs to the rose family and is native to Europe, Africa and Asia. The fan-shaped leaves are reminiscent of a woman's waving cape, which is probably where the colloquial name of Alchemilla vulgaris comes from. Hildegard von Bingen described already in the 11th century the successful use of the herb especially for women. She recommended its use as an infusion, mouthwash, bath or poultice.
Lady's mantle is also called magic or alchemist's herb (lat. Alchemilla). The name probably comes from traditional herbalism and folk medicine: the latter has long used lady's mantle in gynecology.
The infusion of this plant makes a delicious and healthy drink. The herbs in it contain vitamins, minerals, essential oils and flavonoids.