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Santi-shopMeadowsweet flowers - organic

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Santi-shop Meadowsweet flowers - organic
 250 g - £10.50

Meadowsweet has a slightly bitter, characteristic, herbaceous flavour. Dried inflorescences of meadowsweet give an excellent condiment, especially when they already have been dried since more than a year because the maturation allows the flavours to develop. They may also be macerated in wine or beer to perfume these. But meadowsweet has also many medicinal properties and its flowers concentrate most active ingredients.
Meadowsweet plays an important role in the elimination of water in tissues (and also in their tightening), has a granted ability to absorb toxins (causes of cellulite and rheumatism) and to calm neuralgia and migraines thanks, among others, to its salicylic compounds. These compounds have an as well soft as progressive and well tolerated anti-inflammatory and analgesic action which make that meadowsweet, like willow, are considered as "vegetable aspirin" but with the benefits of aspirin without its drawbacks.
Meadowsweet has also been referred to as Queen of the Meadow, Pride of the Meadow, Meadow-Wort, Meadow Queen, Lady of the Meadow, Dollof, Meadsweet, Mead Wort and Bridewort.

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Latin name: Spirea ulmaria Flor


meadowsweet flowers*
* from certified organic agriculture or certified organic wild


Harvesting flowers or flowering tops takes place from spring to summer, when the flowers are coming out. The plant is then dried, because when it is fresh, it does not seem to have all of its properties. The leaves, and sometimes the roots, are also used in herbal medicine.

Despite the care taken during the production process to mechanically remove foreign material, there may still remain some. It is therefore recommended to make a visual control, and if necessary a sorting, before any use.
No refund request in relation with foreign material will be accepted.


Slight aromatic flowery smell, characteristic of salicylated derivatives. While the pure salicylic acid, as found in aspirin, as side effects, a fluidifying effect on the blood (anti platelet aggregation) and an ulcerogenic effect on the gastric mucosa has, it seems that the combination of salicylates, tannins and other constituents of the plant protects against these side side effects.


  • anti-inflammatory
  • analgesic
  • astringent (leaf and root)
  • choleretic
  • diuretic (eliminates urea, uric acid, chlorides)
  • febrifuge
  • sudorific
  • heart and gastric tonic
  • sedative, promotes sleep
  • vulnerary (healing of wounds by external use)

Traditional use

  • atherosclerosis
  • cellulitis, dropsy, edema, oliguria, hydarthrosis, ascites (fluid retention),..,
  • stomach laziness, stomach ulcer
  • urinary lithiasis
  • biliary insufficiency
  • arthritis, rheumatism, gout
  • diarrhea (especially foils)
  • wounds, stings
  • headaches, migraines, neuralgia

Recommendations for use

Never boil!
Internal use: pour 1 dessert spoon of cut plant in 1 cup of almost boiling water (about 80 ° C), infuse 10 minutes and strain. 3-5 cups a day between meals. One can also simply chew a small amount of plant or grind or mill (in a coffee grinder for example) some and regularly take a pinch of this between meals.
For cellulite: Pour 1/4 liter of almost boiling water on 1 tablespoon of plant, let soak overnight and drink when awaking.
External use: 2 handfuls of plants per liter of almost boiling water, let infuse 15 minutes. As hot applications on rheumatism, compresses on wounds and ulcers.
Dried leaves and flowers, enclosed in small cloth bags placed in wardrobes, perfume the linen and repel moths.

Precautions for use

  • Contraindicated in case of allergy or sensitivity to salicylate derivatives. Caution for people taking anticoagulants.
  • Store in a cool and dry place, away from light, in well closed packing.
  • Possible traces of celery, sesame and mustard.

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