Filipendula ulmaria is believed to have various medicinal properties such as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diaphoretic diuretic, hemostatic, sanative, stomachic, and tonic.
The fresh root is frequently utilized in a small amount in many homeopathic preparations for various ailments. The active ingredients present in this medicinal plant are essential oils, flavonoids, phenolic glycosides, salicylic acid, and tannins.
Meadowsweet was one of the three holiest medicinal herbs of the Druids. The flowering twigs and leaves are used in various medicinal preparations.
The plant parts can be dried and stored for future use. The inflorescence consists of salicylic acid, which is used in the synthesis of the drug aspirin.
Meadowsweet seems to be an effective stomachic, which is used in the treatment of gastritis, heartburn, hyperacidity, and peptic ulcers; for such ailments, this medicinal herb is one of the most powerful traditionally used herbal remedies.
In addition, this medicinal plant is a frequently used natural treatment for afflictions of the blood. It is also believed to be very effective against the pathogens that cause diphtheria, both amebic and bacillary dysenteries, and pneumonia. (2)
The entire plant is a natural treatment for an acidic stomach.
This herb has been used for natural pain treatment and to reduce fever. A small amount of the meadowsweet root can be used to get rid of headaches; this is believed to be effective because of the aspirin-like components present in the herb.
A tisane prepared from the meadowsweet flowers can render comfort to individuals affected by the flu.
A strong decoction prepared from the boiled root is used externally to get rid of sores and various ulcers.