Sweet sweet meadow / Meadowsweet

Filipendula Ulmaria or Meadowsweet is an aromatic plant high in essential oils. This gives it a strong and pleasant scent. I’m collecting this plant only for few years to use it in an everyday herbal tea blend.

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Uses of Meadowsweet

For Colds and Fevers

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. Another effective sweat- inducer is a yarrow.

For Pain

From Herb Mentor: “Meadowsweet is high in salicylic acid, which is well known for its ability to relieve pain. Especially suited to headaches in which the person has a hot head and feels a pounding sensation in the head. Meadowsweet is cooling and it promotes circulation, which can relieve stagnant energy in the head.

Besides having the ability to relieve pain, meadowsweet is also anti-inflammatory in nature. Taken daily as a tea or tincture it can help relieve chronic arthritic pain and inflammation.

Meadowsweet shines as an herb for stomach aches, nausea, and poor digestion and is especially helpful for those who find herbs like ginger to be too warming. Meadowsweet removes stagnation (like when you eat a meal and it stays in your stomach too long) and relieves discomfort in the stomach.”

Ilze
P.S. Daily Post:Tea


7 thoughts on “Sweet sweet meadow / Meadowsweet

  1. When were children, we were given concentrated Meadowsweet tea cooled down to relieve pain.I remember liking the smell but hating the bitterness. This could be a good alternative. Unfortunately It is a bit difficult to find in the fresh state.

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    1. Thanks for sharing! I remember a meadowsweet from my childhood too! Except we had to drink it hot with honey to make us sweat. 🙂 We have plenty of meadowsweets around the house.

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