Meadowsweet tea and extractions have been taken as a folk remedy to help with stomach acid and digestive upset for generations. In 1897, Bayer AG created a synthetic version of the key constituent in meadowsweet, salicin, and named the product aspirin, after the botanical name of meadowsweet: Spiraea ulmaria (1). In recent in vitro and in vivo scientific studies this age old herb has shown to reduce digestive inflammation and pain related to its salicylic acid constituent (2, 3, 4). Further research has discussed meadowsweet for acid reflux (5).
Heat the apple juice and apple cider vinegar to a boil. Add meadowsweet. Then, cover and remove from heat, infusing for 10 minutes. Strain out the herb and add honey to taste. Drink immediately.
By: Kathy Sadowski