Herb of the Day: Meadowsweet


Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
Parts used: Entire herb

Meadowsweet is a very fragrant herb and some herbalists believe that the fragrance helps with depression. It has also been known as Queen of the Meadow, Pride of the Meadow, Meadow-Wort, Meadow Queen, Lady of the Meadow. It has many medicinal properties. The whole plant is a traditional remedy for an acidic stomach and the fresh root is often used in infinitesimal quantities in homeopathic preparations. It is effective on its own as a treatment for diarrhea. The flowers, when made into a tea, are a comfort to flu sufferers. Dried, the flowers make lovely potpourri.

Aids with
Acidic stomach, astringent, diuretic, stress, inflammations, indigestion, colic, vomiting

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