Spirea ulmaria L.
The herb grows near the springs and streams, along the swampy meadows and marshes in all Bulgarian mountains.
Perennial herbaceous plant, up to 1.5 m high, with uncovered or branched only in the upper part. Wall stalk and creeping rhizome. Its leaves are perry.
From the herb is used the above-ground part and rhizome with the roots. Above ground is picked at the beginning of flowering - June - July. Dry in the shade or in the drier at t to 40 ° C. The dried leaf has green leaves and a stem, with pale yellow inflorescences, odorless and slightly bitter in taste.
The stems and rootstocks contain the glycosides monotropytozide, lynine and galurtine, which on hydrolysis emit methyl salicylate, essential oil, tannins. Esters of talcic acid, phosphorus, vitamin C, provitamin A, iron, sulfur and the like.
Meadowsweet - Dried root or stalk
It can be used in: stomach and intestine pain, vomiting, difficulty urinating, jaundice, tongue, shortness of breath, cancer, urinary tract inflammation, rheumatism, cystitis, tuberculosis.
Preparation: 2 tablespoons of roots are soaked in 500 g of hot water for 1 hour. Drain and drink 1 wine glass 4 times a day before eating.
Stalk - 40 g
Root - 50 g