Meadowsweet is a herb from the Rosaceaae family and is very soothing and protective to the mucous membranes of the digestive system. It counteracts overacidity and the inflamation of the stomach lining due to drug, alcohol and dietary self abuse.
Meadowsweet tones the lining of the small intestine significantly enhancing the ability of the body to absorb nutrients. It relieves nausea, heartburn, gastritis and peptic ulcers. The use of Meadowsweet is indicated at times when one is suffering with the combined symptoms of upset stomach and headach. It posses a gentle astringent action appropriate for treating diarrhea in children.
As a balanced source of salicylates (the active agent in asprin) it safely reduces fevers and rheumatic pain in joints and muscles due to its anti-inflammatory action.
Infusion; 1 cup 3 times per day, or as needed. Tincture: 20 to 40 drops in a little water 3 times per day. Note: The original botanical name of Meadowsweet is Spiraea ulmaria, from the genus name Spiraea, came the term asprin.
Information supplied by : Faye Crystal, Herbalist.