Traditional and Modern Use of Meadowsweet

Click here to get the Eatweeds newsletter each week, read by 8000+ foragers, herbalists and plant lovers. 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 … Read more

Try This Majestic Meadowsweet Cordial

Click here to get the Eatweeds newsletter each week, read by 8000+ foragers, herbalists and plant lovers. 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 … 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