Meadowsweet

Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim.

Ulmaria
Part used

Whole or chopped flower. The Commission E also accepts the use of its dried flowers.

Indication

The European Medicine Agency (EMA) approves traditional use of the Meadowsweet flower and its flowering tops as an adjunct in the treatment of the common cold and to relieve mild joint pain.

The ESCOP also approves the use of its flowering tops for the adjunctive treatment of the common cold and to increase the elimination of liquids.

Popularly used in cases of headache, joint conditions, states in which increased elimination of fluids and fever and flu-like states are required.

Properties

Traditionally it is used for pain management, elevated body temperature and as a diuretic.