Heartburn, Upset stomach, Pain, Rheumatism Stomach ulcers, Gout, Joint problems, Short-term swelling (inflammation) of the airways in the lungs (acute bronchitis), Infections of the kidney, bladder, or urethra, Nausea and poor digestion
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Meadowsweet is a herbaceous perennial shrub native to Europe, but also found in North America. Meadowsweet's ornamental wildflowers are creamy, yellow-white, and have an aroma similar to oil of wintergreen. The medicinal product consists of flower petals and some unopened buds, which are used as the drug. Meadowsweet is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.
Meadowsweet is used for colds, heartburn, arthritis, bladder infections, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Some experts warn that meadowsweet may interfere with the body's response against COVID-19. There is no strong data to support this warning. But there is also no good data to support using meadowsweet for COVID-19.
How does it work?
Meadowsweet contains chemicals which might decrease inflammation (swelling). It also contains some chemicals called salicylates, which are similar to aspirin.
Possible side effects include:
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use meadowsweet if you are pregnant. There is some evidence that it could make the uterus contract, causing a miscarriage. 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. There is a concern that people who are allergic to aspirin might also be allergic to meadowsweet.
- Asthma: Meadowsweet can cause lung spasms, so there is a concern that it might make asthma worse.Meadowsweet Side Effects
- Meadowsweet is safe for most people. However, it should be used with caution for the following people: children under 16 who have the flu or chickenpox symptoms (because of the rare but serious Reye’s syndrome), people with asthma (may stimulate bronchial spasms), people who are allergic to aspirin
As always make sure you are using organic herbs as pesticides are toxic and always take normal doses, excessive amounts of anything is not good for you.
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