Herb of the Month: Meadowsweet
Saturday July 17th from 5-6pm with Brooke Sambol, clinical intern and Railyard staff member.
Brooke will offer a recipe for a digestive tea featuring this plant. Preregistration required.
July Herb of the Month is Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) ! This rose family plant is also been called "Queen of the Meadow" or "Mead wort", referring to the use of Meadowsweet in the brewing of beer and mead through the ages.
Meadowsweet is sweet, cooling, drying, and aromatic. A terrific plant to consider for those interested in supporting many aspects of healthy digestion, with a particular affinity for the tissue integrity of the gastrointestinal tract. Meadowsweet supports even circulation in the body and has anti-inflammatory activity.
You can find Meadowsweet on-sale all month long at the apothecary. Bulk leaf and flower is 50% off and bulk tincture is 25% off !!
The leaf, flower, and fruit (aka the "haw") are all used to support health, specifically the human cardiovascular and nervous systems. Hawthorn aids both the physical and emotional heart, and is an incredible tonic for the connective tissues of the body.
All month you can find dried organic hawthorn (leaf with flower and berries) 50% off and tincture 25% off. If you're interested in learning more about Hawthorn and how to work with this plant to support health, join Susan Staley on Wednesday June 16th from 6-7pm for a workshop on Zoom. Preregistration required! We'll send you a link before the class begins.