Meadowsweet, the natural ‘aspirin’, is supposed to cure headaches, migraine, fever, arthritis, rheumatism, and other pains.
- 4 teaspoons fresh flowers (or 2 teaspoons dried)
- 250 ml boiling water
Let the tea steep for 10 minutes.
The meadowsweet tea turns yellow. In the background, you can see meadowsweet lemonade made with cold water which doesn’t turn yellow.
The tea doesn’t taste very well; the lemonade is much better. 😉 While the lemonade tastes a bit like almond or amaretto, just like meadowsweet flowers smell, the tea tastes rather different. But if it’s supposed to be healthy … 😉
Here you’ll find my recipe for another salicin-containing herbal painkiller: willow bark tea, and how to harvest willow bark.