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Meadowsweet is an herb in the rose family. For centuries, it’s been used in traditional medicine to alleviate joint pain, heartburn, and more.
It contains many compounds thought to have anti-inflammatory effects in your body, including salicylates and tannins.
It grows in damp environments and marshy areas and on riverbanks. It features clustered white flowers that have a pleasant, sweet aroma and are used in medicinal preparations such as teas and extracts.
In traditional medicine, it’s been used to treat heartburn, stomach ulcers, colds, joint pain, arthritis, and gout. It’s also been administered as a diuretic to increase urine output in people with kidney or bladder infections.
Additionally, pollen from the flower was historically used to flavor mead and is still added to some varieties of the drink today.