Meadowsweet – A Foraging Guide to Its Food, Medicine and Other Uses

Sweetly scented meadowsweet was famous as a strewing herb and as a flavouring for mead. It later gained recognition as one of the plants that contain salicylic acid, from which is derived aspirin and has been used for many of the same complaints for which aspirin is used today.1 Common Name Meadowsweet. Scientific Name Filipendula ulmaria, … Read more

Try This Majestic Meadowsweet Cordial

The delights of this super quick wild meadowsweet cordial recipe are worth trying. With Summer finally looking like it has arrived, my spirits pick up as I know that meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) is flowering. Culpepper tells us meadowsweet “makes a merry heart”. Something I can definitely attest to. I just perk up whenever I breathe … Read more

Meadowsweet & Vanilla Panna Cotta

The scented delights of Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) are sadly drawing to a close for this year. Fortunately, as I was visiting some of my favourite foraging haunts along the North Cornwall coast I spied some. It was like it was waving good-bye until next season. I stopped and picked a small container of the delightful … Read more

Meadowsweet Sorbet Recipe

Click here to get the Eatweeds newsletter each week, read by 8000+ foragers, herbalists and plant lovers. I can smell the gentle scent of Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) as it is carried on the breeze down the country lane I am ambling along. My now elderly cairn terrier, Pip, is taking his time as we do … Read more