Meadowsweet Herbal Extract ( Fillipendula ulmaria ) - 50 ml
Meadowsweet Herbal Extract ( Fillipendula ulmaria ) - 50 ml
Filipendula ulmaria, or meadowsweet, has been traditionally used in herbal medicine for centuries due to its various medicinal properties.
Some of its traditional uses, properties, and benefits include:
- Anti-inflammatory: Meadowsweet has natural anti-inflammatory properties attributed to its salicylates, flavonoids, and tannins. It has been traditionally used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, and muscle pain.
- Analgesic: Meadowsweet contains salicylic acid, a natural pain-reliever related to aspirin. It has been used to alleviate headaches, toothaches, and general pain.
- Antipyretic: The plant has been used as a natural remedy for reducing fever and managing symptoms of colds and flu.
- Digestive aid: Meadowsweet has been used to treat various digestive issues, including heartburn, indigestion, and stomach ulcers, due to its astringent, antacid, and soothing properties.
- Diuretic: Meadowsweet has diuretic properties, which can help promote urine production and excretion. This can be beneficial for relieving fluid retention and managing urinary tract infections.
- Respiratory support: The plant's mucilage content can help soothe irritated respiratory mucosa, making it a traditional remedy for coughs, bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments.
- Astringent: Tannins in meadowsweet give it astringent properties, which can help reduce inflammation and promote wound healing. It has been used topically for cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.
- Relaxant: Meadowsweet is believed to have calming and relaxing effects, making it useful in managing stress and anxiety.
meadowsweet, is a perennial herb that contains various biologically active compounds. Its main components include:
- Salicylates: Meadowsweet is a natural source of salicylates, which are compounds related to aspirin. The most prominent salicylate in meadowsweet is salicylic acid, which is known for its analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Flavonoids: These are a group of plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties. Key flavonoids found in meadowsweet include quercetin, kaempferol, and their glycosides.
- Tannins: Meadowsweet contains hydrolyzable tannins, which have astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. Tannins can help reduce inflammation and promote wound healing.
- Phenolic acids: Meadowsweet is rich in various phenolic acids, such as vanillic, ferulic, and p-coumaric acid, which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Volatile oils: Meadowsweet contains a small amount of volatile oils, which contribute to its characteristic aroma. The primary components of these oils are methyl salicylate, isomenthone, and eugenol.
- Polysaccharides: Polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates found in plants. Meadowsweet contains mucilage, a type of polysaccharide that has soothing properties and can help alleviate irritation and inflammation in the digestive and respiratory systems.
These components contribute to the various medicinal properties of meadowsweet, such as its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and diuretic effects.
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International Latin denomination
Description and habitat
- Herbaceous plant of humid places, tall, with large leaves divided into toothed and unequal leaflets, the terminal one being larger. The flowers are white, fragrant, very numerous, arranged in compound clusters, with a characteristic smell of methyl salicylate . The fruit is dry.
- Meadowsweet is very common in France and throughout Europe except the Mediterranean coast, in Western and Northern Asia, in North America.
- bee plant
History and tradition
- It was once used as a vulgaris, sudorific, astringent, diuretic (Cazin), tonic, recommended against dropsy and rheumatic disorders.
- Flowering tops
Dosage forms available
- Flowering tops herbal teas
- Dry extract
- Mother tincture of flowering tops (65% ethanol content, minimum 0.20% total flavonoids, expressed as spiraeoside )
- EPS of flowering tops
- 5 to 10 grams of infusion
Main components of the plant
- Low-quantity essential oil
- Simple phenolic glycosides such as monotropitoside and spiraein (primeverosides of salicylate derivatives)
- Flavonoïdes  : spiraéoside 3 à 4%  = quercétol-4'-glucoside, quercétol-3-galactoside, kaempférol-3-glucoside, rutoside, hyperoside, quercétine-4′-O-β-galactopyranoside, isoquercitrine
- Ellagitanins (10 to 20% of the drug) contributing to the astringent flavor ( tellimagrandin I and II, rugosine A, B, E) 
Main components of buds or young shoots
Main components of essential oil
- Antirheumatic by the presence of glycosides such as monotropitoside (whose aglycone is methyl salicylate )
- Anti-inflammatory  ,  , reduction of IL-6 and TNF-α ( apigenin , quercetin )  , inhibition of COX-1 and COX-2 cyclo-oxygenase  , analgesic  , active in gout
- Antibacterial 
- Uricosuric diuretic
- Diaphoretic in colds
- Immunomodulating (roots, leaves, flowers), inhibits the production of reactive oxygen species by leukocytes ( tannins )  , 
- Acts on dysplasia of the cervix 
- Anticoagulant activity (molecular complex with heparin-like activity, neutralized by protamine sulfate, heparin antagonist) 
- Inhibition of elastase 
- Anti-ulcer 
- Root extracts inhibit the spread of Echo 9 virus , it acts as an interferon inducer
- Antioxidant (related species, Filipendula hexapetala ) 
Properties of essential oil
Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)
- Rheumatism aggravated by humidity
- Headaches, dental pain
- Facilitation of elimination functions
Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)
Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)
Known or suspected mode of action
- Upon drying and storage, glycosides such as monotropitoside and spiraeoside release salicylic aldehyde (75% of the essential oil ), methyl salicylate , alcohols
- The role of gut microbiota is important for intestinal absorption via urolithins 
- Infusion of flowering tops: three tablespoons (a good handful) for a liter of boiling water, infuse 1/4 hour (do not boil). Drink during the day, space out after improvement
- French Pharmacopoeia list A (flower, flowering top)
Possible side effects and precautions for use
- Very few adverse effects have been identified 
- Gastralgia sometimes
- Methyl salicylate is regularly the cause of poisoning whose symptomatology is that of salicylate poisoning: 1 ml of methyl salicylate is equivalent to 1.4 g of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) and the quantities ingested are sometimes greater than 10 ml 
- Caution in case of co-administration of antiaggregants and anticoagulants
- Potential interactions with warfarin 
- Contraindication with heparin and derivatives
- Avoid if allergic to aspirin
- Symptoms of overdose 
- Neurological disorders
- Digestive disorders
- Functional renal failure
- What to do 
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