Meadowsweet is one of the best digestive supportives available and as such will be indicated in many complaints, if they are approached holistically. It acts to protect and soothe the mucous membranes of the digestive tract, reducing excess acidity a... *
"Found it very helpful for my sore throat caused by, presumably, acid reflux." -- Connie
Meadowsweet is one of the best digestive supportives available and as such will be indicated in many complaints, if they are approached holistically. It acts to protect and soothe the mucous membranes of the digestive tract, reducing excess acidity and easing nausea. It is used in supporting heartburn, hyperacidity, gastritis and peptic ulceration. Its gently astringency can be useful in supporting diarrhoea in children. The presence of aspirin-like chemicals explains Meadowsweet's action in reducing fever and supporting the pain of joint pain in muscles and joints.
Meadowsweet is a common wild plant in Britain, throughout Europe, parts of Asia and an escape in North America. It's primary health actions are anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, antacid, anti-emetic, astringent, diuretic, and sub-tonic. It is a valuable medicine in diarrhea, imparting to the bowels some degree of nourishment, and of astringency. It is also considered of some service as a corrector of the stomach, and not without some power as an alterative, and is frequently used in affections of the blood. Meadowsweet is a very interesting herb because its flower buds were the first discovered source of salicylic acid in 1835. This is an important piece of information because aspirin was later synthesized from salicylic acid. The flower can also be used as a mild sedative and painkiller, thus the link to aspirin. Once in the stomach, the salicin in Meadowsweet breaks down to create salicylic acid, which is the same action taken by aspirin.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water].
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