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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 with bouts of nausea, or had ulcers, or was dealing with heartburn, gastritis, indigestion, or irritable bowl 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).