Meadowsweet contains chemicals that might decrease swelling. It also contains chemicals called salicylates, which are similar to aspirin.
People use meadowsweet for respiratory tract infections, headache, heartburn, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. There is also no good evidence to support using meadowsweet for COVID-19.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for MEADOWSWEET overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy: It is likely unsafe to use meadowsweet while pregnant. It might make the uterus contract, causing a miscarriage.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if meadowsweet is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Aspirin allergy: Meadowsweet contains chemicals that are similar to the chemicals in aspirin. People who are allergic to aspirin might also be allergic to meadowsweet.
Asthma: Meadowsweet can cause lung spasms. It might make asthma worse.
Aspirin interacts with MEADOWSWEET
Meadowsweet contains chemicals similar to aspirin. Taking meadowsweet along with aspirin might increase the effects and side effects of aspirin.
Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate (Trilisate) interacts with MEADOWSWEET
Meadowsweet contains chemicals that are similar to choline magnesium trisalicylate (Trilisate). Taking meadowsweet along with choline magnesium trisalicylate (Trilisate) might increase the effects and side effects of choline magnesium trisalicylate (Trilisate).
Salsalate (Disalcid) interacts with MEADOWSWEET
Meadowsweet contains chemicals that are similar to salsalate. Taking meadowsweet along with salsalate might increase the effects and side effects of salsalate.
Be cautious with this combination
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