A rare plant and almost extinct in parts of the US. Beautiful flowered Meadow-sweet!!
MEADOW SWEET Spiraea alba - American White Spirea
This is not to be confused with Queen of the Meadow
Meadowsweet is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and fever reducer, without the side effects attributed to aspirin. Unlike aspirin, Spiraea is effective in treating stomach disorders in minute amounts. Certain compounds in this plant also have bacteriostatic properties.
The tea of this plant was used by the Blackfoot Indians as an enema and vagina douche to treat infections of the bowels and vaginal area. Meadowsweet can also be used to keep linens fresh and nicely scented.
MEADOWSWEET flowers give a sense of promoting love, balance and harmony
In Kentucky and Tennessee Meadow sweet is considered Endangered
I have been selling my herbs and teas to the public since the 1970’s and have never used chemicals of any sort on any of my herbs. My herbs are grown as nature intended. I harvest and dry all my herbs. I do NOT use the heat method to dry my herbs.
Please note: regarding my teas and herbs that I sell; although I personally have benefited from the use of herbs and, people years ago relied on herbs to help heal them or make them feel better, these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition.