S.W. Gould & Bros Queen of the Meadow Herb

Probably the most famous use of Queen of the Meadow is for its aspirin-like qualities. The salicylic acid content provides natural relief for colds, flu, fevers and headaches. It is a great overall herbal pain reliever.

Queen of the Meadow's anti-inflammatory qualities help to soothe and reduce inflammation and are beneficial for the relief of rheumatic pains and the pain of arthritis, aching joints and muscle cramps.

Some herbalists regard Queen of the Meadow as the best herbal remedy for hyperacidity and heartburn. It is an antacid herb that heals and soothes the digestive tract and strengthens and tones the system. It also helps to control peptic ulcers and gastritis. Unlike synthetic aspirin, Queen of the Meadow offsets the acidic effects of salicylic acid. Long use of aspirin can lead to gastric ulceration and bleeding, but Queen of the Meadow does not produce these side effects and is actually a gentle digestive remedy for acidity.

Queen of the Meadow is considered a diaphoretic that promotes sweating, and as such, helps to reduce fevers and clear the body of toxins through the skin.

As an antiseptic, Queen of the Meadow is said to be effective against organisms that cause diphtheria, dysentery and pneumonia.

Queen of the Meadow is an astringent that tightens and tones tissues. The tannins in the herb help to treat diarrhea.

As a mild diuretic, Queen of the Meadow promotes the flow of urine and is beneficial for the elimination of excess fluid in the system. This activity is said to be helpful in cases of certain urinary infections and cystitis, possibly assisted by its antiseptic qualities.

Used externally, Queen of the Meadow has been used as a natural analgesic in a compress for rheumatic pains, neuralgia and sore, aching joints and muscles. It has also been used as a cooling eyewash that relieves conjunctivitis and other eye complaints. - Queen of the Meadow on Herbal Extracts