Filipendula ulmaria, commonly known as Meadowsweet or Mead Wort, is a perennial herb in the family Rosaceae that grows in damp meadows. It is native throughout most of Europe and Western Asia and has been introduced and naturalised in North America. The herb likes to grow in damp meadows and has white, closely-clustered flowers that are known for their sweet scent.
It was also known as Bridewort, because it was strewn in churches for festivals and weddings and often made into bridal garlands. In traditional European medicine Meadowsweet was typically used to flavour wines, meads and vinegars.
Meadowsweet has an affinity to the digestive system. It is said that it helps quel an over acidic stomach and is used often as a heartburn treatment. It is often used for pain and inflammation, likely due to it containing salicin and salicylic acid. For an acidic stomach combine Meadowseet with Marhsmallow root, Licorice root and Chamomile. For pain and inflammation combine Meadowsweet with Nettle leaf, Cat’s claw, Turmeric root and Ginger root.
How to use:
1 teaspoon of Meadowsweet to one cup of boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes, strain and drink up to three cups a day.
Cautions & contraindications:
If you have sensitivity to aspirin or other salicylate-containing drugs, please use with utmost caution.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.