Meadowsweet herb alleviates the pain and suffering from many common complaints, while still being fragrantly sweet, and gentle enough for children. Drink meadowsweet tea whenever the healing benefits are needed.
The Leaves of the Meadowsweet herb are renowned for being a natural pain killer. An anti-inflammatory and anodyne can be used for the alleviation of moderate pain. It can be used also as a natural internal anti-septic, antacid and gentle diuretic. Blended with other herbs can increase palpability and enhance the blend.
It has a gentle astringent affect on any tissue it interacts with, condensing cells and limiting unwanted discharge. It calms upset stomach, and quells nausea. Meadowsweet soothes and protects the mucous membranes of the stomach and digestive tract, and reduces acidity. When chronic issues lead to the inflammation of tissue, meadowsweet will help.
This healing herb can be safely used for heartburn, gastric and peptic ulcers, upset stomach, and diarrhea.
Containing salicylic acid, this herb has been used by pharmaceutical companies to manufacture aspirin. Instead of taking the actual pills, meadowsweet is a natural, yet effective alternative. Plants contain an array of nutrients and medicinal compounds, which act synergistically with one another to impart healing benefits. In this way, by taking meadowsweet for pain relief and fevers, you are taking the medicine that nature intended.
This herb is beneficial for headaches, achy, feverish colds, and general pain relief. As it also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, it can both reduce pain and inflammation in cases of arthritis and rheumatism.
Drinking meadowsweet tea is a great way to receive the medicinal properties of the herb. Drink one to three cups a day, or when needed. A fragrant herb, meadowsweet has a sharp, clean, sweet flavour. To brew an infusion, pour one cup of boiling water over two teaspoons of the leaves. Cover and let steep for about ten minutes. For fresh meadowsweet herbs, steep about one handful of the leaves in one ounce of boiling or very hot water.
Try serving to guests after a big meal, to help prevent headaches and digestive issues.