Anti-inflammatory and antalgic medicinal plant, it is used in case of rheumatic diseases and can be found in the form of tablets or capsules.


Portuguese name: Filipendula, queen of the meadows
Binomial name: Filipendula ulmaria
French name: Reine-des-prés , spirée ulmaire
English name: meadowsweet
German name: Mädesüss
Italian name: olmaria
The term Filipendula of the scientific name that characterizes the genus means “thread” ( Filum ) and “during” ( Pedulus ), referring to the bulbs hanging from the root. The species name ( ulmaria ) is a reference to the shape of the leaves, they look like a helmet (the Latin name is Ulmus ).


Rosaceae (Rosaceae)


Flavonoids, salicylated derivatives (salicylic acid), heterosides, phenolic compounds.

parts used

Flowery summaries. The flowers contain a significant amount of essential oils, flavonoids and tannins.


Antagic, anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, diuretic, anti-cellulite, sudorific, healing


Rheumatisms (chronic): arthrosis ,  gout . Fever , cellulitis .

This plant is sometimes indicated during bladder and kidney disorders.

Secundary effects

At high doses, gastric disturbances may occur. Please read the leaflet.


Read the leaflet. Allergy to salicylated derivatives (aspirin).


Read the leaflet. Possible interaction with other medications. Ask an expert for advice.


– Philippendula infusion

– Philippendula capsules or tablets

– Mother tincture (possible dosage: 30 drops in a little water to be taken 3 times a day before meals. Recommended dosage Swiss specialist in medicinal plants Claude Roggen).

Where does the filipendula grow?

The filipendula grows in Europe (eg in the Alps). The plant can reach a height of 1.5 meters in some cases. It is a perennial plant, that is, it can live for several years.

When is Philippendula harvested?

The filipendula is preferably harvested in summer. Avoid drying the filipendula on a metal surface.


– The filipendula can be found easily in the meadows of France, and together with the willow it made possible the creation of aspirin, a famous medicine against headaches, fever and other inflammatory pains. Aspirin contains a molecule, acetylsalicylic acid, which can be found in filipendula in a non-synthesized form (without acetylation). Therefore, this plant is successfully used in the treatment of chronic rheumatism, in the fight against pain and inflammation.

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