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Herb Information
Name: Meadowsweet
Biological Name: Filipendula ulmaria

Rosaceae

Other Names: Meadowsweet, Queen-of-the-Meadow, Bridewort
Parts Used: Aerial parts
Active Compounds:
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Volatile oil; containing salicylaldehyde, ethylsalicylate, methylsalicylate, meth-oxybenzaldehyde and others

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Phenolic glycosides; spiraein, monotropin, gaultherin

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Flavonoids: spiraeoside, rutin, hyperoside, avicularin

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Polyphenolics and other tannins, mainly hydrolysable

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Miscellaneous; chalcones (unspecified), phenylcarboxylic acids, coumarin, Vitamin C

Remedies For

Anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, antacid, anti-emetic, astringent.

One of the best digestive remedies available. Protects and soothe the mucous membranes of the digestive tract, reduces excess acidity and eases nausea. It is used in the treatment of heartburn, hyperacidity, gastritis and peptic ulceration. Useful in treating diarrhea in children.

The presence of aspirin-like chemicals explains Meadowsweet's action in reducing fever and relieving the pain of rheumatism in muscles and joints. Combinations : With Marshmallow and Chamomile it will be very soothing for a whole range of digestive problems. For musculo-skeletal conditions consider combining with Black Cohosh, Willow Bark and Celery Seed for its anti-inflammatory effects.

Dosage:

Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto 1-2 teaspoonfuls of the dried herb and leave to infuse for l0-l5 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day or as needed.

Tincture: take l-4ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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