Meadowsweet grows commonly in damp meadows, fens, marshes, wet swamps, wet woods, and wet rock ledges; however, it does not grow on acid peats. The plant is native to Europe and West Asia. Later, the medicinal plant has been introduced and cultivated in North America. Meadowsweet is a plant that grows above the ground and is used to make medicine. Used for colds, bronchitis, upset stomach, heartburn, peptic ulcer disease, and joint disorders including gout. It is also used to increase urine output and kill germs in the urine of people with bladder infections. It is believed to have various medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diaphoretic diuretic, hemostatic, sanative, stomachic, and tonic. The fresh root is frequently utilized in a small amount in many homeopathic preparations for various ailments. The active ingredients present in this medicinal plant are essential oils, flavonoids, phenolic glycosides, salicylic acid, and tannins. Meadowsweet can be used as a general digestive tonic but it is also effective in relieving acid indigestion. Studies have found that the stomach’s inner lining is protected by the herb while it also provides positive anti-inflammatory effects due to the salicylate content of the herb. Besides having the ability to relieve pain, meadowsweet is also anti-inflammatory in nature taken daily as a tea or tincture. The most often recommended dose is between 2.5 and 3.5 grams of the flower each day or between 4 and 5 grams of the herb. There are no clinical trials to verify the safety of these doses however and it is best to seek expert advice if you are unsure. You can prepare a delicious, therapeutic tea with between 4 and 5 grams of the dried herb. It is generally considered to be safe to drink this tea up to 3 times each day.