|Botanical Nomenclature||Filipendula ulmaria|
|Common Name||Mead Wort, Meadowsweet|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Filipendula ulmaria is a perennial plant, growing from 60 to 130cm, with pinnate, green leaves and small, white, fragrant flowers. The flowering lasts from July to August and the harvesting takes place from July to September|
|Region Found||Epirus (Gramos, Pindos)|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Aboveground parts, flowers, leaves|
|Active Substances||Spireine (salicylaldehyde), essential oil which contains methyl salicylate and other salicylate compounds, quercetin, avicularin (flavonoid glycosides), spireoside (phenolic glycosides), coumarins, tannins (10%), mucus, herbal dye, vitamin C, carbohydrates|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The herbal tea has anti-rheumatic, diuretic, antiinflammatory, antiemetic, spasmolytic, astringent and sudorific properties. It is recommended for its gastroprotective and antacid actions and it is used for the treatment of acid indigestion, dyspepsia, gastritis, diarrhea and gastric ulcers. Also, it is administered against neuralgia, arthritis and rheumatism. It is applied externally to the skin for the treatment of bruises, sprains and skin inflammation.|
|Method of Administration||The plant is administered for its gastroprotective and antacid actions in the form of herbal tea (2 spoons of the dried herb in a cup of boiled water, 3 times a day) and in the form of tincture (1: 5 parts of ethanol 45% and dried herb, 1-4mL 3 times a day ), which has stronger action than the herbal tea.
Warning: The use of herb preparations is not recommended without seeking advice from your physician or pharmacist. The substances they contain may interact with the subscribed drugs that the patient already takes, thus eliminating their therapeutic efficacy or inducing toxicity. They may also burden further weakened vital functions of the body thus exposing the patient to increased morbidity and life threatened conditions.
|Toxicity- Adverse Effects||Plant's consumption must be avoided from patients with salicylate sensitivity and from children under sixteen years of age, due to the rare but possible occurrence of Reye's syndrome. Also, must be avoided the simultaneous administration of the plant with other anticoagulants.|
|References||1)http://www.anniesremedy.com/herb_detail134.php#Cautions 2)http://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/meadowsweet-filipendula-ulmaria.html 3)http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-108-meadowsweet.aspx?activeingredientid=108&activeingredientname=meadowsweet 4)http://www.drugs.com/npc/meadowsweet.html 5)http://www.seedaholic.com/filipendula-ulmaria.html 6)https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/m/meadow28.html|