part of plant used: 
leaves and flowers
botanical name: 
Filipendula ulmaria
alternative names: 
Queen of the meadow, Bridewort, Sweet hay

Meadowsweet is astringent, bitter, cool, a bit sweet, moistening and drying – depends what the body needs. It works to stimulate, disperse, dissolve and decongest. The medicinal actions of meadowsweet are: antacid, anti-rheumatic, stomachic, internal antiseptic, diaphoretic (induce increased perspiration), diuretic, hepatic (helps the liver), anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory, urinary analgesic ( soothes urinary tract and relieves pain), anti-coagulant (stops blood clotting).

anti-inflammatory pain relief cream for joints

60gm. I started making hypericum oil in the early 90s – collecting the fresh flowers in the wild. Taking a picnic and walking and soaking up fresh air – I still love doing it. It is such a powerful healing oil, I began to use it in all my creams and adding it to all new designs. In 2000 one of my favourite long term clients had developed severe back pain and couldn’t sleep. I insisted on spinal Xrays and the Dr insisted on a bone density test. Calcium deposits, or spurs, could be seen on the ends of bones in three spinal process junctions.

55gm of hypericum flowers infused in sweet almond oil; flax seed oil; beeswax and shea butter; herb tinctures of chamomile, horsetail, wild yam, nettles, comfrey root, comfrey leaf, meadowsweet, oregano, cayenne; essential oils of lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, rose geranium, peppermint, lemon.