Family Name: Rosaceae
Botanical Name(s): Filipendula ulmaria
Popular Name(s): Meadowsweet, Queen-of-the-Meadow, Pride of the
Parts Used: Aerial parts
Habitat: Bridewort is native to Europe and western Asia. It is
found in North America also.
Description: Bridewort is a perennial herb with erect, furrowed,
reddish to sometimes purple stem which grows to a height of 1-2 m tall.
Its leaves are dark green on the upper side and whitish and downy
underneath and possess a few large serrate leaflets. The plant bears
creamy-white flowers clustered close together in irregularly-branched
Uses: Bridewort is used as anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory,
carminative, anti-emetic and astringent. It protects and soothes the
mucous membranes of the digestive tract, reduces excess acidity and
eases nausea. It is used to cure heartburn, hyperacidity, gastritis and