MEADOWSWEET

NAME : MEADOWSWEET

LATIN NAME : Filipendula ulmaria.

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Bridewort Dolloff Meadsweet Meadow Queen Meadow-wort Pride of the Meadow Queen of the Meadow Bride of the Meadow Dollor Gravel Root Lady of the Meadow Little Queen Steeplebush Trumpet Weed

MEDICINAL PART : The plant.

PLACES OF ORIGIN : Europe Eastern U.S. and Canada

HABITAT : Damp meadows.

DESCRIPTION : Meadowsweet is a perennial plant, a creeping rootstock sends up a reddish, angular stem, branched near the top and bearing alternate, pinnate leaves, the leaflets are entire or irregularly cleft, serrate, and downy white beneath. The terminal leaflet is 3- to 5-lobed and doubly serrate.

FLOWERING PERIODS : The small, yellowish-white or reddish flowers grow in panicled cymes from June to August.

PROPERTIES : Astringent Diaphoretic Diuretic

USES : Meadowsweet contains salicylic acid, which makes it useful for influenza problems in the respiratory tract, gout, rheumatism, arthritis, and fever. Meadowsweet tea is also recommended for dropsy and other problems with water retention, and for bladder and kidney ailments. As a astringent, it can also be taken for diarrhoea. Externally. the decoction can serve as a wash for wounds or sore eyes.

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MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER : Masculine.
PLANET : Jupiter.
ELEMENT : Air.
POWERS : Love Divination Peace Happiness

MAGICAL USES
Fresh Meadowsweet is placed on the altar for love spells, or dried is used in various love mixtures.
Also strewn about the house to keep peace. The scent of Meadowsweet cheers the heart.
If gathered on Midsummer, Meadowsweet will give you information regarding thieves: if you have been robbed, place Meadowsweet on water. If it sinks, the thief is a man. If it floats, a woman.

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