Alchemilla arvensis. N.O. Rosaceae.
Synonym ► Parsley Breakstone. Habitat ► Hedgerows, in better soils.
Features ► Up to six inches in height, the whole plant rather hairy. Leaves small, trifid higher up the stem, palmate lower down. Axillary tufts of small, greenish flowers.
Part used ► Herb.
Action ► Diuretic, demulcent.
A widely-used diuretic acting directly on the parts. The 1 ounce to 1 pint infusion may be given in teacupful doses thrice daily in all kidney and bladder irregularities.