Used throughout history in the British Isles, this herb has been utilized for culinary, medicinal and magical properties bringing together a plant that has many uses. Indigo Herbs brings you this aromatic herb in the form of a pure Meadowsweet herbal tea. When brewing this tea you will be able to see for yourself why it has been described as having a smell quite a lot like marzipan or even antiseptic liquid.
Meadowsweet has references in the works of Chaucer and dried plant remains found within Bronze Age burial mounds. The name Meadowsweet comes from the fact that it was used as an additive in making of mead. Meadowsweet used to be called ‘Medewurte’ with the name slowly changing over time. The Druids ranked the herb as one of their most sacred using it ritually as well as medicinally. These uses continued into the medieval period being used in monasteries with the addition of Meadowsweet being a favoured as strewing herb. One of Meadowsweets claims to fame is that it was used in the creation of Aspirin by isolating salicylic acid from the plant material.
Meadowsweet is an appealing herb in many ways: In the garden, it gives off a pleasant wintergreen and sweet almond fragrance, and its wrinkled, dark-green leaves with 3-foot reddish stalks give off a pleasing view. The flowers are small and white with a sometimes yellow tint.