Latin Name: Filipendula ulmaria
Meadowsweet is a cooling, aromatic and astringent herb that relieves pain.
It is an aromatic plant high in essential oils. This gives it a strong and pleasant scent. It is also astringent and contains a significant amount of tannins.
The most notable chemical constituent found in meadowsweet is salicylic acid, which is known to decrease pain.
Meadowsweet is a perfect match for healing ulcers. It is astringent and helps to tighten and tone the lining of the stomach. It is aromatic and helps to support optimal digestion. It also helps to relieve pain and it has anti-microbial activity that can address any secondary infection.
Many rose family plants are used for diarrhea and meadowsweet is no exception. This astringent plant also tastes pleasant, making it a good choice for children. It can soothe upset tummies, relieve pain and help to stop excessive diarrhea.
Meadowsweet tea, when taken hot, is a relaxing diaphoretic. It promotes circulation and opens the pores to let the heat out of the body. It is especially indicated when the person has a higher fever or feels hot but isn’t sweating.