Meadowsweet Benefits & Information

Caution needed if allergic to salicylates. Seek professional advice if pregnant or breastfeeding.


Meadowsweet is extremely soothing for an irritated stomach or bowel, or any inflammation of the digestive tract. It can often relieve a digestive discomfort within minutes of drinking it. It is the tea to take after a late meal that is sitting too heavily, or to drink regularly if you suffer from reflux (heartburn), hiatus hernia or stomach over-acidity, and also if you are recovering from a stomach ulcer. It has antacid, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used for virtually any digestive problem, and I strongly recommend having it among your home remedies.

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Meadowsweet combines well with marshmallow leaf/root or with ribwort plantain, either as a dry herb or a tincture.

How to take

Meadowsweet is best taken as a tea and drunk after mealtimes. Brew fresh tea each time you need it and drink it warm Fresh or dry herbs can be used. The tincture works almost as well as the tea, provided you dilute each dose with a full glass of warm water.


Adults: 1 cup of tea 1-4 times a day; or2-5ml, 1-3 times a day diluted with some water, tincture strength 1:5.

Children (2-16years old): adjust the adult dose downwards, depending on the age of the child – see post 6.

Meadowsweet Benefits & Information

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