Meadowsweet is kind of the best antacid remedies for acid indigestion, heartburn, gastritis, peptic ulcers, and hiatus hernia. It relieves wind and distension and should be thought of in any inflammatory condition of the stomach or bowels.
The tannins have an astringent action in the bowels, protecting and healing the mucous membranes and relieving enteritis and diarrhea, it's mild antiseptic antiseptic action combats infection and it's relaxant properties soothe griping and colic.
The medicinal virtues of meadowsweet a re very similar to those of aspirin, but without the side effects. It's additional tannins and mucilage protect the gastric lining, making it valuable for healing gastritis and gastric ulceration.
For aches and pains, rheumatism, arthritis and gout, meadowsweet has an anti-inflammatory action which relieves swollen joints and diuretic properties which help eliminate toxic wastes and uric acid from the system, it also has an analgesic effect, helping to soothe pain, as well as relieve headaches and neuralgia. Its relaxant properties release spasm and induce restful sleep. It's disported action helps reduce fevers and eruption infections such as measles and chickenpox.
The cleansing diuretic effect has given meadowsweet a reputation for clearing the skin and resolving rashes. Given its mild antiseptic action it makes a good remedy for cystitis and kidney problems. The salicylate salts are said to soften deposits in the body such as kidney stones and gravel, as well as atherosclerosis in the arteries.