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meadowsweet

Herbal medicine A perennial herb that contains flavonoids, salicylates (gaultherine and salicin), tannin, vitamin C and volatile oil; it is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and diuretic, and has been used for diarrhoea, fever and rheumatic pain.

meadowsweet

(mĕd′ō-swēt″)
Any of three perennial herbs, Filipendula ulmaria, Spiraea alba, or S. latifolia, that grow in moist biomes. Meadowsweet is a source of aspirin-like chemicals used to treat chronic pain and is promoted as a digestive aid.

meadowsweet,

n Latin names:
Filipendula ulmaria, Spiraea ulmaria; part used: dried flowers; uses: analgesic, antipyretic, anticoagulant, antidiabetic, anticancer, antioxidant, gastrointestinal conditions, urinary infections, rheumatism, colds; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, asthma, salicylate hypersensitivity, anticoagulants. Also called
bridewort,
dolloff, dropwort, fleur d'ulmaire, flores ulmariae, gravel root, meadow queen, meadwort, mede-sweet, queen of the meadow, or
spierstaude.
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The new drug was named aspirin - A for acetic acid, and sprin, taken from the Latin name for meadowsweet.
Three years ago, the owners of Meadowsweet, Tir Lan Farm, Tanya & Peter Bowen invested in a herd of pedigree Welsh Black cattle.
Halen MOn's organically certified pure sea salt is mixed with Rowena's wild meadowsweet and the range is finished with sophisticated and feminine tea rose and peony fragrances.
Miller Haulage Ltd of 19 Meadowsweet Road, Hartlepool, TS26 0QR is applying for a licence to use Hanson Premix Ltd, Portrack Grange Road, Portrack Lane, Stockton on Tees, TS18 2PH as an operating centre for 2 goods vehicles and 0 trailers.
In the corner of our daughter Alice's garden are towering stems of a statuesque meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria Rosea.
The peel has an aloe vera base for maximum healing and also contains bearberry to lighten skin, antioxidant green tea and anti-inflammatory meadowsweet, comfrey and chamomile.
Admittedly, Bordesley is devoid of any birds fromOxfordshire or Gloucestershire, and there's a distinct absence of meadowsweet.
But Honeysuckle is beaten hands down when it comes to sweet odours by Meadowsweet.
Various theories exist to explain this name, the more logical being that Spirea is the genus name for the herb meadowsweet, the source of salicylaldehyde.
They love wild flowers such as poppies, valerian, loosestrife, willowherb, teasel and meadowsweet.
Giangaspro, 22, of 11 Meadowsweet Road, Shrewsbury, charged with resisting arrest, continued without a finding for 9 months, ordered to remain drug free and to submit to random drug tests; carrying a dangerous weapon (butterfly knife), continued without a finding for 6 months, $90 victim witness fee; shoplifting, found responsible, filed; possession of alprazolam, possession of oxycodone and possession of methadone, dismissed.
I remember drinking meadowsweet cordial and once I was shown what meadowsweet was, I saw it was absolutely everywhere.