Meadowsweet Tea Recipe (Filipendula Ulmaria)

Meadowsweet Tea

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.

yellow meadowsweet tea

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 … 😉

yellow flowers

Here you’ll find my recipe for another salicin-containing herbal painkiller: willow bark tea, and how to harvest willow bark.

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