Liquid extract of dried leaf & flowering tops (no stem).
Actions: Meadowsweet's high content of aspirin-like compounds (salicylic aldehyde and methyl salicylate) makes it an excellent analgesic and antirheumatic without the side effects of aspirin. It is aromatic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic (taken with cool water) and diaphoretic (taken with hot water); is also stomachic and a gastric antacid that soothes stomach mucosa and normalizes its secretions.
Uses: Minor pains; arthritis, and rheumatic joint and muscle pains; headache; toothache; sprains and tendonitis; and topically for insect stings. Fevers, colds and flu. Acid dyspepsia (“heartburn”), gastritis; eructation and esophageal burning; stomach ulcers. Aromatic astringent for diarrhea (especially with children). Mild urinary antiseptic indicated in irritation, inflammation and infections of the urinary passage; acute catarrhal cystitis; gleet; prostatic enlargement and prostatorrhea; chronic cervicitis and vaginitis with leukorrheal discharge.
Dose: Take 30 to 40 drops, 2 to 5 times per day. For diarrhea, take up to 1 teaspoon of extract mixed into a cup of water (for children’s dose, see Clarks Rule).
Cautions: None known.
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