Meadowsweet is valued for its medicinal properties as well as eliminating unwanted odors. The whole plant including its flowers, leaves, twigs, and roots can be used to treat various ailments. Meadowsweet possesses analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, astringent, diuretic, and tonic qualities.
You can prepare the meadowsweet herb as tea, decoctions, powders, juice, or even standardize in capsules. Meadowsweet, taken as tea, is a soothing diaphoretic. It encourages circulation and opens your pores to release heat out of the body. It is especially recommended for those who may have fever but finding it difficult to sweat and cool the body.
Meadowsweet contains a number of medicinal ingredients including essential oils, flavonoids, quercetin glycosides, and phenolic compounds among several others. Its most notable active ingredient is salicylic acid, a chemical constituent that decreases pain (and is a common component of the well-known analgesic Aspirin). Meadowsweet also has a high tannin content.
Each herb possesses unique ways of helping you to stay healthy and support your body, mind, and spirit. Herbs are used for a variety of purposes. In addition to medicines, herbs are often used for making teas, bathing, body care products, flower essences, supplements, and as fragrances.
Many thousands of years after mankind uncovered the medicinal and spiritual use of these plants, scientists have acquired the tools that were needed to figure out how they worked and confirm their effectiveness. You can see an example of this in scientific articles confirming the effectiveness of elderberry improving your immune system with thousands of antioxidants and even anticarcinogenic effects!
We encourage you to do your research before ingesting any herb. This is especially true if you are taking any medications, as many herbs interact with specific types of medications (St. Johns Wort and Antidepressants for example, causes serotonin syndrome, which can be fatal). Always consult your doctor before trying to treat, diagnose, or cure any medical condition, as they know what is best specifically for you.