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Meadowsweet: Does the medicinal plant help against colds?

by Josephine Andrews
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Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) contains precursors of the well-known analgesic and antipyretic acetylsalicylic acid (ASA). The medicinal plant is therefore suitable for treating colds. Read more about the effects of meadowsweet and how to use it correctly!

What effect does meadowsweet have?

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) has various healing effects: the medicinal plant has an anti-inflammatory effect, has an astringent effect on the mucous membranes and reduces fever. It also has sweat-inducing and mildly antimicrobial (against microorganisms) properties. Meadowsweet is therefore suitable for the supportive treatment of colds.

Active ingredients in meadowsweet are salicylic acid compounds, tannins and flavonoids.

Overall, however, there are only a few scientific studies that prove this effectiveness.

There are also discussions as to whether meadowsweet is suitable for treating skin inflammation, redness or acne. However, there are currently no studies that confirm that the medicinal plant is actually effective for skin problems.

In folk medicine, the medicinal plant is also used for gout, bladder and kidney problems to increase urine output. It is also used for headaches and migraines. However, the effectiveness has not been scientifically proven here either.

How is meadowsweet used?

Whether as a tea, syrup or tincture: there are different ways to consume meadowsweet. We introduce them to you.

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