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Meadowsweet is a perennial herb that grows in the wild. It has long, thin stems and small white flowers with yellow centers. The leaves are oval to lance-shaped and grow opposite each other on the stem (one leaf per node).

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Meadowsweet: Frequently asked questions

What types of Meadowsweet are there and what determines a good product?

Meadowsweet is a perennial herb, which means it grows back year after year. There are two main types of meadowsweet that you will find in the wild and also for sale online or at your local nursery. The first type is called “Common” Meadow Sweet (Filipendula ulmaria) and the second type is called “Greater” Meadow sweet (Filipendula ulmaria). Both plants have similar medicinal properties but they can be distinguished by their leaves as well as their flowers. Common Meadowsweet has smaller leaves than Greater Meadowsweet does, while Greater meadow sweet produces larger clusters of white flowers compared to common meadowsweets small pinkish-white blooms.

A good Meadowsweet should have a strong fragrance and be free of insect damage. It is also important that the plant has not been cut back in order to encourage flowering, as this will reduce its life expectancy.

Who should use a Meadowsweet?

Meadowsweet is a great herb for anyone who has digestive problems. It’s also good for those with arthritis and rheumatism, as well as people suffering from eczema or psoriasis.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Meadowsweet?

Meadowsweet is a very attractive plant with its large, white flowers. It’s also quite hardy and easy to grow. However, it can be invasive in the garden so you should only buy this shrub if you have plenty of space for it.

The most important thing to look out for is the size of the Meadowsweet. It should be at least 3 feet tall and have a diameter that’s about 2 inches or more. If it doesn’t, then you can just forget about buying it because there are no guarantees that this plant will grow big enough in your garden even if you give it all the care and attention possible. Another factor to consider when comparing different varieties of Meadowsweets is their flower color – white, pinkish-white or yellowish-white flowers are always preferable since they make an excellent contrast against green leaves which makes them stand out from afar especially during springtime when other plants aren’t yet blooming but still need some kind of decoration on your lawn anyway.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Meadowsweet?


Meadowsweet is a great plant for attracting butterflies and bees. It also has medicinal properties, so it can be used to make teas or tinctures.


It is not a fast growing plant.

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Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • JustIngredients
  • Health Embassy
  • Indigo Herbs
  • Glastonbury

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Meadowsweet in our review costs around 1 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 18 pounds for one of the more expensive products.