The benefits of meadowsweet
Meadowsweet is a tall, elegant perennial plant, which grows abundantly in damp meadows throughout Europe. Its majestic appearance explains its alternative name "Queen of the Meadows"; however, it also goes by a number of other names such as Lady of the meadow, bee’s flower, goat's beard, spirea, etc. Its Latin name is "Spirea ulmaria", from which the word "aspirin" is derived because the fruit's salicylate derivatives gave rise to aspirin. Traditionally, meadowsweet was widely used as an infusion. Meadowsweet is known to boost stress resistance (in a dose of 8 to 440 mg in combination with other preparations), for its relaxing properties (50 to 200 mg in combination), to facilitate the body's elimination functions by improving water elimination (6 g/day of flowering tops as an infusion), to reinvigorate the body and boost its immune properties (flowering tops…) and to contribute to normal joint function (flowering tops…).