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Meadowsweet

Product Code: 09ME

Availability: Out of stock

Size Price Price/kg Qty
1kg
£13.05 £15.66
£15.66/kg

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25kg
£182.32 £218.78
£8.75/kg

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Important Information

The majority of our products are gluten free and our packing staff are trained in handling allergens. However we cannot 100% guarantee that our products are free from gluten.

Description

Product: Meadowsweet

Latin Name: Filipendula ulmaria syn. Spiraea ulmaria, Ulmaria pentapetala.

Plant Family: Rosaceae

Other Names: Meadsweet, Meadwort, Dolloff, Queen of the Meadow, Pride of the Meadow, Bridewort, Little Queen, Meadow-Wort & Lady of the Meadow.

Description: This herbaceous perennial is a native of Europe and reaches a height of 1-2 metres. The stems are rutted and have a burgundy-red hue when mature; the pinnate leaves are dark-green on the upper side with a pale downy coating on the underside with serrated margins. The flowers form irregular branched cymes of wispy, creamy-white inflorescences.

Brief History: Disocorides in the 1st century A.D. was familiar with the properties of meadowsweet, it was a sacred herb of the druids and in the Middle-Ages this herb was known as Meadwort and was a popular addition to mead and beer recipes. Felix Hoffmann, a German chemist, successfully synthesised salicin from meadowsweet in 1897 the new compound caused less digestive problems than salicylic acid did. Salacin was patented and given the name aspirin after the old Latin name for meadowsweet Spiraea ulmaria.

SUGGESTED USE

The aerial parts make a refreshing tea or tisane, the leaves and flowers can be added to pot pourri and moth repellent sachets. Black dye can be obtained from the root and a yellow dye can be obtained from the aerial parts of the plant. The essential oil is used in the cosmetic and perfume industries.

Shelf Life

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

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Allergen Statement

The majority of our products are gluten free and our packing staff are trained in handling allergens. However we cannot 100% guarantee that our products are free from gluten.

Delivery Information

All culinary orders placed by 11am will be dispatched the same day (excluding weekends).*

For all other orders, please allow 2 working days for your order to be packed and dispatched. For large orders (over 15 items) please allow 1-2 days extra.

* Only applies to fully "culinary" orders and up to a maximum of 10 items per order.

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