//
you're reading...
All

Filipendula ulmaria

Filipendula ulmaria                                Common name: Meadowsweet

Family: Rosaceae

Parts used: Aerial

 Constituents: Volatile oil: polyphenol components (salicylates – salicin, salicylic acid), flavonoids, tannins, coumarins, mucilage, CHO, ascorbic acid

Medicinal actions: Antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, diaphoretic, anti-coagulant, antacid, carminative, anti-emetic, digestive, hepatic, diuretic, anti-rheumatic

Meadowsweet

Medicinal use: Has specific use for peptic ulcers both as prophylactic and as treatment. Regulates gastric acid levels and protects and soothes GIT mucous membranes. Also of great use in musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, gout, and all kinds of muscle & joint pains. It promotes uric acid excretion and has anti-bacterial and immunomodulating effets.

Pharmacology: 

  • Salicylates – salicin, salicylic acid are analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

Pharmacy: Powder: 2-4g, TID. Capsules: 500mg, BID. Infusion: 2 tsp/cup, TID. Tincture: (1:2, 60%), 3-6ml QD.

Contraindications: Allergic to salicylates or aspirin. Caution in asthma due to possibly bronchospastic effects.

Toxicity: No adverse effects expected.

Interactions: Theoretically may interfere with anticoagulants.

2015-03-18 12.39.08

Advertisements

Discussion

Comments are closed.

A place for all things herbal medicine

Created and maintained with love by Dr. Marisa Marciano, ND

Get my new book here!

The Botanical Medicine Manual is the best multidisciplinary, integrated guide available for students, clinicians & instructors. This book gives top quality content that you will refer to often in class, for board exams & in practice. Topics include, study tips, Botanical Actions, Constituents, Pharmacy, Monographs, Nutrition, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Fiber and much more evidence informed medicine. Cost is $39.95