Meadowsweet NHI?

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NatureGirl
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Meadowsweet NHI?

Postby NatureGirl » Thu May 11, 2017 1:15 am

Hello Wise Women

I have been using dried meadowsweet as a tea, but am interested in trying it as an infusion. Is it high in volatile oils (or anything else) that would make this not-such-a-good-idea?

Big thanks for your help
Jane

Lady Alinor
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Re: Meadowsweet NHI?

Postby Lady Alinor » Mon May 15, 2017 7:43 pm

Well.....Juliette de Bairacli Levy writes in "Common Herbs for Natural Health" "a handful of flowers made into a Standard Brew" a Standard Brew to her is a handful of flowers per 2 cups of nearly boiling water....cover and allow to simmer, without boiling, for 3 minutes, remove from heat and steep at least 3 hours....an infusion. :)

Hope that helps.

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Re: Meadowsweet NHI?

Postby NiklasTyreso » Sun May 21, 2017 2:55 pm

I have used dried meadowsweet leaves infusion regularly the last year. It is a good anti-inflammatory, astringent herb that can do miracles with an too active stomach. The taste is rather acrid, but good with honey added (if you do not mind eating fast sugars).
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Re: Meadowsweet NHI?

Postby ItalianBee » Sat May 27, 2017 8:31 am

I've used meadowsweet in a tincture with white willow bark, but maybe now I will try the infusion!

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Re: Meadowsweet NHI?

Postby Lady Alinor » Sat May 27, 2017 9:35 am

I really love the flavor of Meadowsweet tincture...very floral tasting to me.


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