Queen of the Meadow Root Cut And Sifted Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: Bridewort, Dolloff, Lady of the Meadow, Meadsweet, Meadow Queen, Meadow-Wort, Pride of the Meadow, Queen of the Meadow
Scientific Name: Eupatorium Purpureum
Common Uses: Meadowsweet contains salicylic acid, which makes it useful for colds, flu, fever, problems of the respiratory tract, gout, rheumatism,arthritis, dropsy, problems with water retention, and for bladder and kidney problems. Also is taken for diarrhea and dysentery, enteritis, gastritis, indigestion, heartburn, soothing and healing to the lining of the stomach,upset stomach, high blood pressure, diabetes, and disorders of the blood. Externally, the decoction can serve as a wash for wounds or sore eyes. It makes a pleasing and refreshing drink.
*Warnings: Long use of aspirin can lead to gastric ulceration, possibly bleeding,but meadowsweet does not show these side effects, and is actually a gentle digestive remedy for acidity and some types of diarrhea. Avoid this herb if sensitivity to salicylates (aspirin) is present.
Origin: European damp meadows, Eastern United States and Canada, as far west as Ohio.