Wild Harvested MeadowsweetFilipendula ulmariaThis is beautiful, premium quality wild-harvested meadowsweet which as you can see from the picture, is mostly comprised of flowers, leaves and flower buds with minimal stalk, unlike the majority of dried meadowsweet available.
Great care has been taken to gather this herb at the height of it's power ~ during late June's waxing moon. This plant ally has been consciously harvested only taking from where it grows abundantly and leaving vast amounts to seed for next year. The plant spirit was thanked and the herb was dried and cured whole and comes to you as roughly chopped beautiful flowering tops.
OTHER NAMES: Queen of the Meadow, Pride of the Meadow, Meadow Wort, Meadow Queen, Lady of the Meadow, Dollof, Meadsweet, Bridewort, Little Queen, Gravel Root, Trumpet Weed, Steeplebush, Bride of the Mead
Meadowsweet was one of the three herbs held most sacred to the Druids (Vervain and Water-mint being the other two). In Welsh Mythology, Gwydion and Math created a woman out of oak blossom, broom, and meadowsweet and named her Blodeuwedd ("flower face"). It is known by many other names, and in Chaucer's The Knight's Tale it is known as Meadwort and was one of the ingredients in a drink called "save." In the 16th century, when it was customary to strew floors with rushes and herbs (both to give warmth underfoot and to overcome smells and infections), it was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. She desired it above all other herbs in her chambers.
Wild Meadowsweet Flowering Tops - Filipendula ulmaria
There are quite a wide range of emotional and spiritual uses for Meadowsweet, including for those who have become rigid and inflexible, due to fear or anger, and who need to learn how to relax as a result. Meadowsweet is a gentle opening remedy, expanding the psyche and removing barriers and armor gently and subtly, as well as having a strengthening and soothing action.. It reassures and comforts, as well as encouraging self confidence. It is particularly well suited to those who are tense, and whose tension manifests as tightness and tension in the head and neck. Meadowsweet is used for love, peace and happiness – all interesting uses in light of the herb’s past uses as a strewing herb! The fresh plant is used as an altar decoration for love magic, and the dried herb can be used in various love potions. The scent of meadowsweet cheers the heart.
Planetary associations ~ Venus & Jupiter