Common names: Meadowsweet, Queen of the Meadow, Lady of the meadow
Parts used: Flowers and leaves
Habitat: Native to Europe and Northern Asia, growing in damp meadows, swamps and ditches.
Constituents: Flavonoids, Phenolic Glycosides, Volatile oil, Polyphenols/ Tannins, Phenolic acids, Salicylates
Actions: Astringent, Spasmolytic, Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Aromatic, Anti-inflammatory, Stomachic
Folklore: Traditionally considered to be the most sacred herb to the druids. Meadowsweet has commonly been used to flavour mead.
Traditional and current uses:
• Rheumatism and arthritis
• A slightly bitter herb, so helps to stimulate the digestion.
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