Meadowsweet is used by
herbal practitioners as a digestive tonic.
Meadowsweet can be used for:
Acid reflux, heartburn,
Gastric and peptic ulcer
Diarrhoea in children
Rheumatic and arthritic pain
Do not use with
Warfarin. Meadowsweet contains
salicylates so should be avoided in patients with known sensitivity.
Essential oils, salicylic
acid, tannins, citric acid
What herbal practitioners say about Meadowsweet
Meadowsweet tincture is one of the
most useful digestive remedies. It
reduces excess acidity, eases nausea and protects and soothes the mucous
membranes of the digestive tract making it useful in the treatment of gastric
and peptic ulcers. Its astringent qualities
are useful in treating childhood diarrhoea.
The presence of aspirin-like chemicals explains Meadowsweet’s fever
reducing and pain relieving properties. Meadowsweet
combines well with marshmallow and licorice (avoid in high blood pressure) in
the the treatment of gastric ulcers and hyperacidity.
Adult dose: 1 - 2mls three times a
Children’s dose: 0.5 – 0.8mls three times a day.
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