Spiraea ulmaria


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Related to Spiraea ulmaria: meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria

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.
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'Aspirin for example, comes from the spiraea ulmaria (meadowsweet) plant, and digoxin, which is commonly used to treat heart conditions, comes from foxgloves.
The name comes from its ingredients - the a is for acetyl, the spir from spiraea ulmaria.