Colds, bronchitis, upset stomach, menstrual cramps, ulcers, gout, heartburn, bladder infection, headache, arthritis, rheumatism and low grade fever,
Meadowsweet is used for colds, bronchitis, upset stomach, heartburn, peptic ulcer disease, and joint disorders including gout. It is also used to increase urine output and kill germs in the urine of people with bladder infections.
Precautions: Since meadowsweet contains small amounts of salicilate, it should NOT be used by people with a sensitivity to aspirin or similar products. For the same reason, it should not be used by children under the age of sixteen with high fevers, particularly if the cause may be viral, because of the rare but very real risk of Reyes syndrome. It is not recommended for use by those taking blood thinning medications.
How does it work?
Meadowsweet contains tannins, which might decrease inflammation (swelling) and decrease mucus (phlegm). It also has small amounts of salicylates, which are similar to aspirin.
Typical Preparations: In tea infusions, as a capsule or extract and sometimes included in food.
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