Also known as Bridewort and Queen-of-the-Meadow
History: Meadowsweet is a fragrant, well known wild flower that can be found in damp meadows, ditches and bogs, at the edges of ponds, on river banks and in damp open woodlands throughout Europe, as well as, the eastern United States and Canada. Historically, Meadowsweet was used as a remedy for fever-driven ailments. In 1835, it was discovered that Meadowsweet contained salicylic acid, a important ingredient in aspirin.
Warning: Use in persons with sensitivity to aspirin or other salicylate containing drugs is cautioned. Use in persons with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is cautioned
Uses: colds, bronchitis, upset stomach, heartburn, peptic ulcer disease, and joint disorders including gout. It is also used to increase urine output and kill germs in the urine of people with bladder infections.
Active Ingredients: Salicylates, tannins, citric acid
Actions: Aromatic, astringent, diuretic, anti-rheumatic