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Everything is growing outside this time of the year – even at the Arctic Circle!

Last year I tried to make meadowsweet wine for the first time and I was so satisfied that I have to do it again. It´s more like medicine because the meadowsweet plant contains acetylsalicylate which is the base for the salicylic acid. The salicylic acid is the active substance in Aspirin.

Meadowsweet also contains fragrant essential oil, flavonoid glycosides and tannins. With this composition it relieves headache and neuralgia. With aching, rheumatic joints, it heats the body, inhibits inflammation and decreases pain. For colds and viral infections with or without fever, it helps the body to sweat out the pathogens and to reduce fever.

Quite a powerful plant, or?!

So why not making my own “Natural Aspirin” again?

Last winter I used it as soon as I felt a cold coming on. You just take a small sip in the morning and in the afternoon for maybe 2-3 days.

How to make the meadowsweet wine?

That´s really easy:

making meadowsweet winePut the leaves and flowers of the meadowsweet in a pot and pour white wine (I can recommend ecological white wine) over it. The amount of flowers, leaves and wine is up to you. I used 3 liters of white wine and quite a lot of meadowsweet, important is that everything is covered with wine. Let it stand for at least 2 weeks and stir it regularly. After that you just need to filtrate it and fill the wine into bottles, if you have use colored bottles.

That was my ode to the meadowsweet flower!
Maybe I have to try making Met one day, flavoured with meadowsweet…meadowsweat plant

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