Meadowsweet - Herbs for Horses and Livestock
Country Park Meadowsweet - Filipendula ulmaria - Used to help reduce inflammation and for pain relief in case of chronic conditions such as arthritic conditions .
Meadowsweet (Filipendula Ulmaria)
Meadowsweet is often used as a pain relief due to a combination of salicylates, tannins and other constituents, it acts to protect the lining of the stomach and intestines, with the salicylates providing the anti-inflammatory action.
Meadowsweet has an ability to reduce acids in the body, therefore problems associated with acidity such as joint problems, can be treated effectively. Useful alone or in combination with other herbs for effective pain management.
Meadowsweet is also used as a digestive remedy for acid indigestion or peptic ulcers. It protects the inner lining of the stomach while providing the anti-inflammatory benefits of salicylates.
A reduction in ulcerogenic action has been documented, promoting the healing of induced chronic ulcers and preventing acetylsalicylic acid-induced lesions in the stomach.
Joint problems may be related to increased acid, the ability of meadowsweet to reduce acidity is beneficial in treating joint problems. Meadowsweet may also improve the condition of connective joint tissue.
In folk medicine, meadowsweet was used as a treatment for rheumatism of muscles and joints, and for arthritis.
Anthocyanidin, avicularin, courmarin, hyperosied, methyl salicylate, quercetin, rutin, salicin, salicylic acid, vanillin
CAUTION: Do not use Meadowsweet on pregnant animals, or animals with fevers as a result of viral infections as possible commplications may occur with the liver, heart and brain