Latin Name: Filipendula Ulmaria
- Love Spells
- New Beginnings
- Honoring the Dead
Burn over charcoal, add to charm bags, blends, use as an offering.
Also known as Queen of the Meadow, Meadowwort, and Bridewort, Meadowsweet grows throughout Europe and western Asia, and has become naturalized in North America. Used throughout the ages, the earliest examples of use were found in ancient, Bronze Age burial chambers, where it was used to either flavor or scent mead or as a flower, offered to the dead. Meadowsweet also has a history within Welsh lore, where it was noted as one of the herbs used to fashion the woman known as “Flowerface.” Throughout medieval times it was also used during festivals and weddings, where it was strewn throughout churches and used to fashion bridal garlands.
Said to encourage peace and gladness making it a lovely herb to use in dream pillows. It is used in various love mixtures. The scent of Meadowsweet cheers the heart.