Collections: Medicinal Herbal Blends
This blend is 30 servings, 1 TBS each or 90 servings, 1 tsp each.
A note from @The_Smile_Enthuisiast, longevity coach and co-creator of our Medicinal Herbal Blends.
Meadowsweet is a wild medicinal herb that is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and bioflavonoids. It also contains tannins that are potent anti-inflammatories. It also helps to decrease mucus in the body. This healing herb helps to reduce the amount of acid build up in the stomach by soothing the mucous membranes and digestive tract, which makes it an excellent choice for those who struggle with digestive disorders—like I did…it was a helpful digestive aid. Meadowsweet comes to my rescue when I’ve had a stressful day, and I feel full of tension—this herb literally makes me feel like I can disconnect the stress from my body. Meadowsweet contains sedative properties which help to relax my nervous system, and reduce muscle tension throughout my body as well. I’ve successfully used this herb in combination with California poppy to stop the pain from headaches (and who doesn’t appreciate a drug-free way of soothing a nasty headache?)
So what other sort of symptoms or conditions would I use meadowsweet for?
If I was suffering from bouts of nausea, or had ulcers, or was dealing with heartburn, gastritis, indigestion, or irritable bowel syndrome -- I would bring the meadowsweet into my life.
If I came down with a fever, or had an episode of sinusitis or allergies, I would be consuming herbal infusions with meadowsweet in the blend. If I was struggling with a painful chronic illness such as arthritis, rheumatism, fibromyalgia, bursitis, migraines, UTI’s, bladder infections, kidney infections, or any other chronic illness which brings about aches and pains…I would be making a cup of meadowsweet tea daily (if not twice a day). Meadowsweet contains salicylic acid, which is the active ingredient in aspirin and can provide similar pain relief.
I wouldn’t hesitate to give meadowsweet tea to my children if they were dealing with any type of physical pain (instead of giving them over the counter pain medication).
California Poppy is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as minerals such as calcium and magnesium. It’s a beneficial herb for those who are looking to sharpen cognitive skills--like memory and concentration… which is why this medicinal herb is a MUST HAVE in my herbal pantry (because you know how much I like to nurture my noodle ;).
California poppy contains sedative properties, which makes it one of my go-to herbs for relieving anxiety and stress. If I ever pushed myself too hard at the gym, and felt sore the next day… California Poppy blended with Meadowsweet would be the infusion which would come to my rescue in that moment.
So what other sort of symptoms or conditions would I use California Poppy for?
If I suffered from panic attacks, insomnia, hypertension—anything which would require me to need a proverbial “chill pill”--California Poppy would absolutely make it into my daily herbal infusions.
If I was diagnosed with any behavioral disorders such as OCD, Bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s, ADD, and ADHD, I would choose California Poppy over all pharmaceutical interventions.
If I came down with a high fever, or had a traumatic event which led to my heart rate being elevated, or if I was stricken by a spasmodic cough or had hiccups that wouldn’t go away—California Poppy tea would make its way into my system.
California Poppy is a “top shelf” natural pain reliever, and is a safe and mindful alternative to prescription medication. It contains analgesic and antispasmodic properties which are useful in providing relief from acute nerve and muscle related pain.
I wouldn’t hesitate to administer this herb to my children if they had colic.