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Meadowsweet NHI?

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:15 am
by NatureGirl
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

Re: Meadowsweet NHI?

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:43 pm
by Lady Alinor
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.

Re: Meadowsweet NHI?

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 2:55 pm
by NiklasTyreso
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).

Re: Meadowsweet NHI?

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:31 am
by ItalianBee
I've used meadowsweet in a tincture with white willow bark, but maybe now I will try the infusion!

Re: Meadowsweet NHI?

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 9:35 am
by Lady Alinor
I really love the flavor of Meadowsweet tincture...very floral tasting to me.