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Description. Meadowsweet has a long tradition of use for coughs and colds. Its astringent and demulcent properties have been borne out by research, and the German government recognizes meadowsweet tea as a treatment for colds and coughs. Meadowsweet contains salicylic acid, the main constituent in aspirin, and has its analgesic and fever-reducing properties. Meadowsweet is also traditionally used to relieve pain associated with rheumatism, menstrual cramps, headache, arthritis and low grad fever. It also seems to be effective against bacteria that causes diarrhea and may inhibit blood clotting.The research has shown that this herb has a favourable influence on the central nervous system, it has calming and sedative effects and reduces capillary penetrability.
Use. It is used internally with great effect on digestive problems, such as peptic ulcer, heartburn and gastritis. It has an analgesic effect and is of value to bring down fevers, as well as to treat the common cold. Furthermore it is of value for rheumatism and arthritis and has a diuretic effect as well. For children it has benefit as an antipyretic, bringing down fever, and as a mild anti-diarrhea treatment.
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