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   Meadowsweet     |     Filipendula ulmaria                Rosaceae

 

In Flower

Also known as Queen Of The Meadow, Bridewort, Pride Of The Meadow and Spireae, the name Meadowsweet is from an earlier name 'meadwort'. Meadowsweet is a sacred herb amongst the Druids.

 

Easy to grow, with not much in the way of maintenance, we have found it drought and flood tolerant which is odd for such a very 'European' herb.

 

A tea of the above ground parts can reduce headache and general pain, as the herb was the original 'asprin', well before Willow bark was employed for the same purpose.

 

Avoid using the herb if sensitive to salicylates, such as those in aspirin.