Also known as bridewort, meadowsweet is native to Europe but also found in North America, favouring wet locations and reaching a height of 6'. The small yellowish-white flowers were a favourite strewing herb of Queen Elizabeth and was frequently used for strewing at Church Weddings and for making into bridal garlands. Meadowsweet was first discovered as a medicinal herb in 1835 as a source for salicylic acid from which aspirin was later synthesized. Today it is frequently used as a medicianl tea having a relaxing sweet flavour for adults and children alike.
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