MEADOWSWEET, spirea in Atlanta, meadowsweet V Atlanta, berosini; meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria, a synonym of Spiraea ulmaria is a perennial herbaceous plant of the rose family. Has creeping woody rhizomes without tubers. Stem 50-200 cm tall, erect, not branched, leafy. Leaves interruptedly-pinnate; lateral leaflets (2 — 5 pairs) cherokeecasino, nadezhnosti, from below belovojlochnye. The flowers are small, bisexual, regular, 5-lobed (rarely 6-lobed), autowall, fragrant, in dense paniculate inflorescence. Petals with long claw. Fruit — listyanka. Blooms in June — July.
Distribution . Grows throughout the territory of Ukraine (in the South is less common) in moist meadows, river banks and swamps, in boggy woods. Harvesting and storage are all the way in the article Pit six petals. The plant neoficialni.
Chemical composition . The herb contains tannins, dyes, salicylic and ascorbic acids, glycosides and haultain spren. In all parts of the plant are methyl salicylic essential oil.
Pharmacological properties and use . The plant has diaphoretic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, analgetic and Antirheumatic properties. Inside in the form of infusions or decoctions of the herb or roots (the roots more actively by action) G. W. vykorystovuyutsia diaphoretic with flu and fever, gout, rheumatism, hysterical seizures, severe pain in the stomach and intestines, accompanied by inflammation, with hemorrhoids, as diuretic in diseases of the bladder and kidneys and as a General tonic in the catarrh of the upper respiratory tract. Effective is the use of drugs G. V. inside and in the treatment of skin diseases. Infusion of herbs, in addition, is sometimes used for headache, shortness of breath, heart diseases, diarrhea, dysentery and as a sedative. External preparations G. V. (juice, decoctions, ointments) used in the treatment of wounds, ulcers and boils, with belyah and bites of snakes or rabid animals. For preventive purposes the plant is used in food: young leaves, shoots and roots for soups, borsch and salads; flowers as tea leaves for tea (mixture of dried flowers, G. V. and wild rose petals in a ratio of 10. 1).
Dosage forms and use . INTERNALLY — infusion of herbs (1 teaspoon of dry powdered herb per Cup of boiling water) drink during the day equal portions of broth ( 5 g of dry powdered roots per 200 ml of boiling water) to 1 canteen spoon 3-4 times a day; 4 spoons of a mix of flowers G. V. leaves of the bearberry, grass gryzhnika naked, horsetail, and common knotweed, corn silk, wing beans, root of an elder grassy, birch buds and blue cornflower petals in the ratio 1. 1,5. 1. 1. 1. 1,5. 1,5. 1,5. 1,5. 1 from the evening pour 1 l of unboiled water, in the morning boil for 5-10 min, insist 30 minutes, strain and drink warm during the day for 6-7 receptions in inflammatory processes in the urinary organs, edema, polyarthritis and gout; 6 tablespoons of the mixture G. V. flowers herbs nettle or burning nettle and common St. John’s wort in the ratio 1:1:1 insist in a thermos, strain and drink throughout the day in 4-5 receptions for severe pain in the stomach. NARUZHNO — ointment (root powder of G. V. and butter in a ratio of 1. 5 or the powder of the root of G. V. vaseline and lanolin in the ratio 1:2:1 by volume) for lubrication of the areas affected in inflammatory dermatoses and for friction for rheumatism; a mixture of GV and roots of Polygonum snake in the ratio of 1. 1 is prepared as a decoction (40 g of a mixture of 2 liters of boiling water) for washing of purulent wounds, for douching with belyah, enemas for diarrhea and for dressing to wounds, ulcers, fistulas and boils