Lady’s slipper is a group of five orchid species of the Cypripedioideae subfamily. Lady’s slipper is named as such because the lip of flower resembles a slipper. Lady’s slipper plants come in a variety of colors. The yellow lady’s slipper is the Cypripedium calceolus.1,2
Lady's Slipper Health Uses and Health Benefits
Lady’s slipper health benefits include being a natural sedative or tranquilizing herb for calming nerves. Traditionally, lady’s slipper is taken as a tea or tonic to help alleviate stress, anxiety or depression. It can also help calm nerves before bed to help with insomnia. Lady’s slipper is also used to help alleviate tension headaches, cramps and muscle spasms.3,4
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