Meadowsweet has a long and distinguished history of medicinal use and is mentioned in some of the most famous literary works of the middle ages. It was one of the three herbs held to be most sacred by the Celtic druids and was used to flavour mead - hence the name.
Health benefits include: pain relief due to a rich content of salicylic acid, digestive aid, anti-inflammatory, immune system support, astringent, natural insect repellent and disinfectant.
Modern scientific studies point to the antioxidant effects of meadowsweet. Through this effect and other ingredients, this natural remedy addresses some of the following mild conditions.
- Stomach and intestinal problems such as flatulence and diarrhoea
- Joint pain
- Muscle cramps
- Skin conditions
- Pimples and blackheads
- Colds and flu-like infections
The primary use of meadowsweet in naturopathy focuses on the herb as a gentle pain and fever remedy, to address mild forms of rheumatoid arthritis as well as for flu infections.
In 1897, the German drug company Bayer synthesised salicin based on meadowsweet; the new drug was named Aspirin derived from the old botanical name for meadowsweet.
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- Botanical Name: Filipendula ulmaria
- Organic Status: Wildcrafted
- Country of Origin: Poland
- Plant Part: Aerials
Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.