Meadowsweet (Filipendula Ulmaria)

meadowsweetMeadowsweet (Filipendula Ulmaria) is a perennial herb, a member of Rosaceae family, which can be found in marshes, wet forests and damp meadows throughout Central Europe, North America and the Middle East. This medicinal herb is also known as Meadowwort, meadow queen, bridewort, meadsweet, dollof, moerasspirea, lady of the meadow, ulmaria or Filipendula. Meadowsweet has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health conditions and disorders, starting from common cold and minor digestive disorders, and ending up with hernia. Health benefits of meadowsweet vary greatly, and herbal preparations with this medicinal herb have very powerful effects.

This herb is rich in volatile oils, minerals and flavonoids. Also, its chemical composition includes tannins, salicylic aldehyde, spireine, spireoside, hiperine, waxes, and other compounds. In the middle of the 19th century, it was discovered that meadowsweet is a great naturalĀ  source of aspirin, that is why this medicinal herb can be used to combat fever and various sorts of infections. Other health benefits of meadowsweet include antiseptic, diuretic, tonic, diaphoretic, sedative, astringent, anti-rheumatic, and other therapeutic actions.

  • health benefits of meadowsweetMeadowsweet infusion and other preparations are very effective herbal remedies to relieve the symptoms of cold and other respiratory system infections.
  • Being a natural aspirin source, this medicinal herb can be used to lower fever, relieve pain and treat various sorts of infections.
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-viral health benefits of meadowsweet can be used to treat chicken pox in children.
  • Also, this medicinal herb is a very effective solution to treat diarrhea in children.
  • Externally, this remedy can be used to treat muscular pains and pains related to rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It is a great natural remedy for an acidic stomach and increased appetite.
  • Herbal infusion can be used to treat nausea and minor stomach upsets.
  • Meadowsweet can be used to suppress the symptoms of asthma.
  • This natural remedy is traditionally used to treat high blood pressure and prevent all related problems.
  • Herbal infusion of this medicinal herb can assist in treating hemorrhoids.
  • By using this natural remedy it is possible to prevent hepatic disorders, bowel infections and liver problems.
  • Meadowsweet infusion are considered good remedy to stimulate detoxification.
  • Women can use this medicinal herb to combat various menstrual irregularities and vaginal irritations.
  • Sedative health benefits of meadowsweet can help relieve the most common symptoms of stresses, including nervousness, fatigue, irritation, and so on.
  • This herb plays a serious role in treating various skin infections, starting from sores and infected wounds, and ending up with herpes.
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