The meadowsweet is a plant with large leaves and small white flowers in the form of bouquets, very beautiful. This herb is native to Europe and its scientific name is Filipendula ulmaria. It belongs to Rosaceae family. Meadowsweet has medicinal properties known since antiquity as a tonic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, mild anticoagulant, analgesic, sudorific, antispasmodic.
The flowers and young leaves are part of the plant containing the active ingredients and medicinalqualities. Should be dried and prepared before eating. The meadowsweet is effective in treating diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, intestinal disorders, fluid retention, flu, fever, sore throat, urinary diseases, arthritis, osteoarthritis, edema, cellulite, skin conditions, improves blood flow, drop kidney stones, oliguria, low uric acid. Helps prevent thromboembolism, improvement of depression and anxiety states, as well as eliminate toxins.
This plant is contraindicated for people with bleeding gastroduodenal ulcer, bleeding, or is with anticoagulants. Pregnant women, infants and children should consult a doctor before use. An overdose of this plant can bring negative effects to be some level of toxicity. It is important to consult a doctor before taking this plant or not to advise its use and the proper dosage as it can cause health damage if given wrong. The herbal medicine is effective but it takes patience and knowledge about plants and home remedies that can cause health disorders.
Health benefits of Meadowsweet
*It is used in colds, flu and similar diseases because it is antipyretic and diaphoretic.
*If the plant’s ointment or porridge is prepared and applied to wounds, it contributes to healing and reduces pain in wounds.
* It is used for cleaning open wounds due to its antiseptic properties.
*Recommended for headaches to pass.
*It is useful for pain in rheumatism and joints. It is recommended to use by compressing.
Because it is a diuretic, it cleans the kidneys and helps to stabilize high blood pressure.
* It is a herb used in the treatment of diabetes among people.
Recipes from this medicinal plant:
Infusion: To prepare an infusion of meadowsweet should be placed 2 grams of dried flowers in 1 cup boiling water let stand 10 minutes then filtered and then you can drink up to 4 cups daily. It should not boil the water with the plant because it destroys an important substance called salicylates.
Decoction: You can also use a decoction for external use, is placed 25 grams of flowers in 1 liter of boiled water for 15 minutes, then you can bath or washed in the affected area.
Powder or tincture: The other option is to use the meadowsweet powder or tincture.