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Meadowsweet is a wild flower which grows brilliant white flowers, while the green parts of the plant are aromatically fragrant with a scent similar to almonds and in the past the plant was used to expel unpleasant odors from homes and churches.
According to HealthyFocus, in traditional folk medicine, meadowsweet was used as a remedy for joint pain and inflammation including rheumatism, arthritis and gout. Because of its salicylate content, meadowsweet can help reduce inflammation in the joints while its analgesic properties can also help ease any pain suffered. According to traditional use, meadowsweet also helps improve the health of the connective tissues.
Laboratory research has revealed that extracts of meadowsweet flowers were effective against a range of bacterial infection. According to research, meadowsweet can help destroy harmful infections including Staphylococcus aureus, E. Coli, Proteus vulgaris and Staphylococcus epidermidis.
The salicylic acid found in meadowsweet is also a well-known disinfectant that has been used to treat various skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema and acne while meadowsweet is also considered to be a urinary antiseptic. Other studies have found that meadowsweet was effective against the growth of another dangerous bacteria – Helicobacter pylori.
According to research into the medicinal abilities of the plant, meadowsweet possesses strong antioxidant properties which can help your overall health. Antioxidants can significantly reduce your risk of developing serious diseases including heart disease, cancer and degenerative brain conditions. The antioxidants present in the plant can reverse the damage caused by free radicals and protect against oxidative stress.
As well as laboratory studies, animal studies have also demonstrated the antioxidant value of the herb. In one study, mice with hepatitis that were fed a meadowsweet extract for a period of 5 days benefited significantly from both the liver protective and antioxidant properties of the plant.
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- Liposomal encapsulated meadowsweet extract: improves elasticity, refines and regenerates the skin.
- Vitamin A and E: anti-aging antioxidants that shield against oxidative stress and stimulates skin renewal.