DESCRIPTION: Queen of the Meadow is used for conditions that involve the joints. It contains both Vitamins C and D.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Helps alleviate joint sprains, including back sprains. It is useful for all strains involving the tendons and ligaments. Also used in condition that involve uric acid deposits. Bursitis, cystitis, gout, kidney problems, kidney stones, lumbago (back pain), neuralgia, urinary problems, water retention.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea and stomach upset have been reported.
PARTS USED: Leaves
GENERAL USAGE: Queen of the Meadow is available most often as a tea, which is made by putting up to two teaspoons of dried meadowsweet flowers, leaves, or stems (aerial parts) into 8 ounces of boiling water, let for no more than 10 minutes, and then straining out the solid particles. This tea is often taken several times per day.
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