Metaphysical Properties Of Meadowsweet
Official Name: Spiraea filipendula
Other Names: Queen of the Meadow, Bridewort, Little Queen, Gravel Root, Trumpet Weed, Lady of the Meadow, Steeplebush, Bride of the Meadow, Meadsweet, Mead Wort, Pride of the Meadow, Meadow Maid, Honeysweet, Dollof, Meadow Wort, Bridgewort, Dollof, Lace-Makers-Herb
Metaphysical Powers: Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Meadowsweet
- Fresh meadowsweet is placed on the altar for love spells, or dried is used in various love mixtures.
- When strewn around the house, it will keep the peace.
- The scent of meadowsweet cheers the heart.
- If gathered on Midsummer, meadowsweet will give you information regarding thieves; if you have been robbed, place meadowsweet on water. If it sinks, the thief is a man. If it floats, it is a woman.
Eases and relief of gastrointestinal problems such as gastric and peptic ulcers, acid reflux, dyspepsia, diarrhea, liver disorders, and related digestive upsets. The herb is aromatic, stomachic, and tonic, although very astringent. It is well recommended for digestive upsets related to overproduction of mucous the same can be said of urinary disorders. As the herb is a painkiller and anti-inflammatory, it can be used to relieve the pain of arthritic conditions, sciatica, gout, tendonitis, influenza, and joint aches.
It can also be used to treat prostate enlargement and some urinary disorders such as cystitis and reddish deposits in the urine, in particular where this is accompanied by an oily film on the urine, as well as to treat urinary stones. Meadowsweet is a strong diuretic and urinary antiseptic.
The plant's immunostimulant action works through the herb's liver tonic and digestive stimulant actions. The flowers can be used fresh or dried as a diaphoretic, as well as sometimes being helpful with the management of weight gain when this is due to problems with fat metabolism and storage. I'd probably combine it with Dandelion root in this sort of circumstance.