Spierstaude is used for rheumatism and gout.

Latin name: Filipendula ulmaria / meadowsweet
Genus: Rose plants
Common names: Goat's beard, elm tree, meadow goatee

Plant description

In our meadows frequent, perennial. Strong roots, stems up to 1 m high. The leaves serrated, silvery hairy on the underside.

At the end of the stem golden inflorescences with many white and very small flowers. Flowering time: June to August. Occurrence: In Europe preferred to damp meadows.

Plant parts used medicinally

The entire flowering herb, sometimes just the flowers. When harvesting, you put a cloth underneath to get the falling flowers. Then will gently dried.


Salicylic acid compounds, little essential oil, glycosides, tannins.

Medicinal effect and application

Because of his ingredients containing aspirin is used as a modest aid in folk medicine flu or rheumatic diseases used. In the gout one makes use of the slight diuretic and sweaty effect. This drug is in conventional medicine controversial.


tea Meadowsweet is prepared as follows: 1 to 2 teaspoons cut drug will be with ¼ l of boiling Pour water over. 10 mins take off, strain. One cup twice a day is the right dosage.

Use in homeopathy

Spirea ulmaria is obtained from the fresh root. Gladly used for rheumatism and Sciatica. The most common potencies are D1 and D2.

Side effects

None expected with normal dosage.