MEADOWSWEET

MEADOWSWEET
The Meadowsweet vitamin is a natural supplement derived from the Meadowsweet plant. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is commonly used to relieve pain and discomfort.
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Uses & Effectiveness

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Overview

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) is a plant typically found in damp meadows in Europe and Asia. The above ground parts are used to make medicine.

Meadowsweet contains chemicals that might decrease swelling. It also contains chemicals called salicylates, which are similar to aspirin.

People use meadowsweet for respiratory tract infections, headache, heartburn, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. There is also no good evidence to support using meadowsweet for COVID-19.

Meadowsweet contains salicylic acid, a compound used to develop aspirin; thus, centuries ago, it was used as a natural remedy for pain relief and to treat fevers before the creation of modern medicine.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Meadowsweet is possibly safe when used short-term. But taking meadowsweet in large amounts or for a long period of time is possibly unsafe. It contains chemicals called salicylates, which are similar to aspirin. It's not clear if it has similar side effects.

Interactions

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Aspirin interacts with MEADOWSWEET

    Meadowsweet contains chemicals similar to aspirin. Taking meadowsweet along with aspirin might increase the effects and side effects of aspirin.

  • Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate (Trilisate) interacts with MEADOWSWEET

    Meadowsweet contains chemicals that are similar to choline magnesium trisalicylate (Trilisate). Taking meadowsweet along with choline magnesium trisalicylate (Trilisate) might increase the effects and side effects of choline magnesium trisalicylate (Trilisate).

  • Salsalate (Disalcid) interacts with MEADOWSWEET

    Meadowsweet contains chemicals that are similar to salsalate. Taking meadowsweet along with salsalate might increase the effects and side effects of salsalate.

Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Meadowsweet is possibly safe when used short-term. But taking meadowsweet in large amounts or for a long period of time is possibly unsafe. It contains chemicals called salicylates, which are similar to aspirin. It's not clear if it has similar side effects.

Pregnancy: It is likely unsafe to use meadowsweet while pregnant. It might make the uterus contract, causing a miscarriage.

Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if meadowsweet is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Aspirin allergy: Meadowsweet contains chemicals that are similar to the chemicals in aspirin. People who are allergic to aspirin might also be allergic to meadowsweet.

Asthma: Meadowsweet can cause lung spasms. It might make asthma worse.

Dosing

Traditionally, meadowsweet has been used by adults in doses of 2.5-3.5 grams of the flower or 4-5 grams of the herb by mouth daily. Its also been used as a liquid extract and tincture. Speak with a healthcare provider to find out what type of product and dose might be best for a specific condition.

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