The meadowsweet is a herbaceous shrub native to Europe, but also present in North America.
The ornamental wild flowers of the meadowsweet are creamy, yellow-white, and have an aroma similar to wintergreen oil.
Traditional uses of meadowsweet.
In 1597, botanist John Gerard noted that the scent of meadowsweet “delights the senses.”
In 1652, the English physician Nicholas Culpeper wrote about the therapeutic effects of the plant on the stomach. In 1682, the meadowsweet was mentioned in a Dutch plant base.
It is also known that Queen Elizabeth I decorated her apartments with this incredible plant.
The flowers were used to flavor alcoholic beverages in the countries of England and Scandinavia. In the Middle Ages, the queen of the meadows was known as “meadwort“Because it was used to flavor mead, an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey and fruit juice.
In 1838, salicylic acid, first synthesized in the 1890s to make aspirin, was isolated from the plant
The word “aspirin” is derived from “Spirin”, based on the scientific name for meadowsweet, “Spiraea“.
Today it is used as a digestive remedy, as a supportive cold therapy, as a pain reliever and for other indications.
Advantages and properties.
Meadowsweet has been used to treat colds, respiratory problems, acid indigestion, peptic ulcers, arthritis and rheumatism, skin conditions, and diarrhea.
The Filipendula ulmaria It is believed to have various medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic diuretic, antiseptic, hemostatic, wound healing, gastric and also acts as a tonic.
The fresh root is frequently used in small amounts in many homeopathic preparations for various ailments.
The active ingredients present in this medicinal plant are essential oils, flavonoids, phenolic glycosides, salicylic acid and tannins.
The Meadowsweet was one of the three most sacred medicinal herbs of the Druids.
Branches with flowers and leaves are used in various medical preparations. Parts of the plant can be dried and stored for future use.
The inflorescence consists of salicylic acid, which is used in the synthesis of medicinal aspirin. The herbal medicine is a valuable herbal remedy used to treat diarrhea and is believed to be very effective in treating diarrhea in children.
The meadowsweet seems to be a effective stomach drugs, which is used in the treatment of gastritis, heartburn, hyperacidity, and peptic ulcers. For these types of ailments, this herbal medicine is one of the most powerful herbal remedies traditionally used.
Also, this medicinal plant is a frequently used natural treatment for blood disorders. It is also believed to be very effective against pathogens responsible for diphtheria, both amoebic and bacillary dysentery and pneumonia.
The whole plant is a natural treatment for an acidic stomach.
This herb has been used for the natural treatment of pain and to reduce fever. A small amount of the meadow root can be used to get rid of headaches. It is believed to be effective due to the aspirin-like components present in the herb.
A strong decoction of the boiled root is used externally to get rid of various ulcers and sores.
- Hypersensitivity to salicylates.
- Refrain from prescribing concentrated extracts of Ulmaria in the event of peptic ulcers, active bleeding or during anticoagulant or hemostatic treatment.
- Do not prescribe oral dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years of age or to alcohol withdrawal consultants.
Consult your doctor before starting any treatment with natural products.