Simple Herbal Extracts | Meadowsweet



Botanical Name

Filipendula ulmaria

Part Used

flowering tops



Traditional Information*

A gentle pain reliever that contains salicin, an aspirin-like chemical. Unlike aspirin, it does not irritate the gastrointestinal tract, nor does it thin the blood. Meadowsweet is actually used for excessive gastric acid secretion (with Marshmallow), hiatal hernia and nausea. Additionally, this herb can be used for arthritis pain, headaches and muscle/back pain.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.