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Filipendula ulmaria (Spirea ulmaria)


Rheumatism, gout, arthritis, arthrosis, diarrhea, kidney and gall stones, arteriosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), pain ...


Composition :
Capsule, 100% Filipendula ulmaria flos - 250 mg

Part used :
Flower buds

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), aka Queen of the Meadow, Pride of the Meadow, Meadow-Wort, Dollof and Bridewort, is a perennial herb in the Rose family (Rosaceae), native throughout most of Europe and western Asia. It is naturalized in North America.

The solid stems are 1 – 2 m (3–7ft) tall, erect and furrowed, reddish to sometimes purple, with thick roots. The leaves are dark-green on the upper side and whitish and downy underneath, much divided, interruptedly pinnate, having a few large serrate leaflets and small intermediate ones. Terminal leaflets are large, 4 – 8 cm (1.5-3in) long, and three- to five-lobed. Meadowsweet has delicate white flowers clustered close together in handsome irregularly-branched cymes, with a strong, sweet scent.

Both Meadowsweet and White Willow were instrumentaL in understanding and synthesizing salicylic acid (initially, Aspirin was made with natural salicylic acid from Meadowsweet and White Willow). Salicylic acid can reduce pain, fever and cramps; it is diuretic, adstringent, diaphoretic (promotes perspiration), promotes scar tissue and stimulates the heart. Recommended with feverish colds (to promote perspiration) and to stimulate appetite (see also White Willow / Salix alba and Feverfew / Chrysanthemum parthenium).

History: Salicylic acid is the basic ingredient in Aspirin, which originally was made from white Willow bark. In 1836 a Italian researcher synthesized salicilic acid; in 1889 a company named ‚Bayer‘ introduced synthesized salicylic acid under the name ‚Aspirin‘.

Note: Patients with a history of salicylic acid allergy should not use Meadowsweet.


Take 3-6 daily, with plenty of water.