Meadowsweet

How does Meadowsweet work?

Meadowsweet contains tannins, which might decrease inflammation (swelling) and decrease mucus (phlegm). It also has small amounts of salicylates, which are similar to aspirin.

Are there safety concerns?

Meadowsweet, when taken appropriately, might be safe for most people. It can cause stomach complaints including nausea. Skin rashes and lung tightness can also occur.

If taken in large amounts or for a long period of time, meadowsweet might not be safe. Too much meadowsweet can cause blood in the stool, vomiting, ringing in the ears, kidney problems, and other side effects.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use meadowsweet if you are pregnant. There is some evidence that it could make the uterus contract, causing a miscarriage.

Not enough is known about the safety of using meadowsweet during 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.


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