Also known as dandelions, the alchemilla ( Alchemilla vulgaris ) is a plant with medicinal properties that belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is a plant with half a meter in height, which has large round leaves, which have seven to nine lobes.

Found in fields, alchemy can also be grown in gardens, and grows mainly in North America and Europe.

Thanks to its medicinal properties, this plant is often used in the form of tea to treat diarrhea, gastrointestinal disorders and gynecological disorders.

Properties and Benefits of Alchemy Tea

The medicinal properties of alchemyl include its astringent, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, diuretic, emmenagogue, healing, analgesic, bactericidal, circulation-regulating (venotonic, vasoprotective), febrifuge, hemostatic, tonic and vulnerary action.

Such therapeutic properties are concentrated in the flowers and flowering buds of the plant.

In the 15th and 16th centuries, alchemy was used to stop bleeding on battlefields.

Due to its properties, this plant is indicated to aid in the treatment of a number of health conditions, including acne, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, wounds, conjunctivitis, mouth sores, bleeding, urinary disorders (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis), high blood pressure , postpartum hemorrhage, laryngitis, dry skin, rheumatism, freckles and vaginitis.

Alchemyl tea is primarily known for its ability to treat gastrointestinal and gynecological disorders such as painful menstruation, premenstrual syndrome and bleeding. Alchemyl also helps in blood clotting and promotes the regeneration of the affected tissue.

Externally, the plant can also be used as a mouthwash, and in baths, it can treat vaginal discharge. As a plant capable of relieving menopause symptoms and regulating menstrual flow, alchemy is also known as “the woman’s plant”.

Alchemyl is chemically composed of tannin (ellagic acid), salicylic acid, saponins, phytosterol and bitter oil.

How to prepare alchemy tea?

To enjoy the benefits provided by alchemila, just prepare a tea with its leaves. Check out the following recipe:


– 2 teaspoons of alchemy leaves;
– 1 cup of water.

Preparation mode

Bring a cup of water to a boil and, when it comes to a boil, pour over the alchemy leaves. Wait for a period of 10 minutes and then strain.


The tannins present in alchemyl may irritate the digestive mucosa. Among the adverse effects of using this plant is constipation.

Remember that all treatments, including natural ones, should only be started under medical guidance and supervision.