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Common Name Meadowsweet
Latin Name Filipendula ulmaria
Family Rosaceae
Part Used Aerial parts
Gathering Time When flowering
Constituents Essential oil with salicylic acid compounds called spiraeine and gaultherin, tannin, citric acid
Actions Anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, astringent, aromatic
Common Uses Carminative, and pain reliving
Contraindications Not for use with people who have salicylate sensitivities. Avoid during pregnancy.
Possible Drug Interactions May increase bleeding when used with anti-coagulants.
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