Scientific name: Filipendula ulmaria
Other names: Bridewort, Dollof, Ergecsakali, European meadowsweet, Lady of the Meadow, Meadow Queen, and Ulmaria.
Part used: Flowering Top
Origins & Properties
Meadowsweet grows commonly in damp meadows, fens, marshes, wet swamps, wet woods, and wet rock ledges; however, it does not grow on acid peats.
The plant is native to Europe and West Asia. Later, the medicinal plant has been introduced and cultivated in North America.
Meadowsweet seems to be an effective stomachic, which is used in the treatment of gastritis, heartburn, hyperacidity, diarrheas, and peptic ulcers; for such ailments, this medicinal herb is one of the most powerful traditionally used herbal remedies.
The fresh root is frequently utilized 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.
- Pain reliever: Has natural relief for colds, cough, fevers, and headaches
- Antiseptic: Fights organisms that cause diphtheria, dysentery, and pneumonia.
- Anti-inflammatory: Soothes rheumatic pains, neuralgia, and sore, aching joints and muscles
- Digestion: Heals and soothes the digestive tract
- Menstrual cramp relief: Regulates menstrual flow and relieves severe cramping and pain
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