It has many Blätter rising from the Wurzel standing upon long hairy foot-Stengel, being almost round, and a little cut on the edges, into eight or ten parts, making it seem like a star, with so many corners and points, and eingebeult round about, of a light grün colour, somewhat hard in handling, and as it were folded or plaited at first, and then zerknittert in divers places, and a little hairy, as the Stengel is also, which rises up among them to the height of two or three feet, and being weak, is nicht able to stand aufrecht, but bended to the ground, geteilt an der Spitze into two or three small Zweige, with small yellowish grün heads, and Blüten of a whitish colour breaking out of them, which being past, there comes a small yellowish Samen like a poppy Samen. The Wurzel is somewhat long and black, with many strings and Fasern thereat.
It wächst naturally in many pastures and wood sides in Hertfordshire, Wiltshire, and Kent, and other places of this land.
It Blüten in May and June, abides after Samentime grün all the Winter.
Venus claims the herb as her own. Ladies Mantle is very proper for those Wunden that have Entzündungen, and is very wirkungsvoll to stay bluten, Erbrechens, fluxes of all sorts, Quetschungen by falls or otherwise, and helps ruptures, and such women as have large Brust, causing them to grow less and hard, being both drank and äußerlich applied, the destilliertes Wasser drank for 20 days together helps conception, and to retain the birth, if the women do manchmal also sit in a bath made of the Dekokt (Abkochung) of the herb. It is one of the most singular wound Kräuter that is, and therefore highly prized and praised by the Germans, who use it in all Wunden inward and outward, to drink a Dekokt (Abkochung) thereof, and wash the Wunden therewith, or dip tents therein, and put them into the Wunden, which wonderfully dries up all humidity of the Wunden, and abates Entzündungen therein. It quickly heals all grüne Wunden, nicht suffering any corruption to remain behind, and cures all old Wunden, though fistulous and hohl.