Meadowsweet is one of the top restorative herbal remedies for the stomach. It reduces excess acidity, and soothes and tones the mucous membranes of the digestive track. It is also beneficial in reducing fevers and the pain of rheumatism due to aspirin-like compounds called salicylates.
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.
Use 2-5 grams (1-2 teaspoons) per serve. Brew in a pot of boiled water for ten minutes, strain and pour. Add sweetener as needed.
Specifications for Meadowsweet
|Botanical Name||Filipendula ulmaria|
|Other names||Mead wort, Queen of the meadow, Double Lady of the Meadow, European Meadowsweet|
|Organic Status||Australian Certified Organic before repackaging|
|Country of Origin||Hungary/Bulgaria|
|Packaging||Home Compostable Reusable Ziplock Bag|
|Precautions||Not recommended in pregnancy and lactation, for children under 12 years, pre or post surgery, or if on blood thinning medication. Contains salicylates.|
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