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  • Received a bottle of children's chest syrup to trial and what can I say it's magic in a bottle!! After a single dose they didn’t cough the whole night which meant a better sleep for everyone after two days they were so much better and they liked the taste which is great, can't wait to try more of your products
    – Daniella Bhagat
  • I love Kiwiherb! Finding something that worked so well, and was safe for my daughter when she was at an age where she couldn't have all other medicines, it was such a great help! And now I use nothing else
    – Alyssa Francis-King
  • Brought a bottle of children's chest syrup and it works like magic no more coughing during the night. Also my son loves the taste
    – Philippa Quigley
  • On Sunday we bought De-Stuff for our 3 year old daughter who has struggled with a cold all week. After 2 doses of it, along with the Chesty formula, she slept so well that night and woke up looking and sounding so much better. Now almost 3 days later her cold is all but gone. I wish I had have found out about it sooner.
    – Bridgette Robinson
  • My wife and I have been using this product for years and they are amazing and work fantastic!!! We have the all the children's stuff including the echinature, chest syrup, throats syrup and the De-stuff!!! Absolutely amazing products We love them
    – Craig Hume
  • I'm not often inspired enough to go seek out a brand's Facebook page just to give them my positive feedback - in fact this is the first time ever. I just wanted to express how much I love the children's cough syrup, it's always worked wonders on my kids - it's now taken to the next level with the inclusion of the syringe which is long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle - hurray! It's always been the bane of my mum-life trying to reach the medicine when the bottles have run low with syringes that aren't long enough - thank you!
    – Melissa White
  • I brought a bottle of De-stuff for my 11 month old daughter yesterday who has had a runny nose for the last 5 days, I've been wiping her nose constantly but after 2 doses of De-stuff I've only had to wipe her nose twice today. I wish I'd known about this sooner. I will be using this straight away in the future
    – Melissa Bayne
  • Absolutely love baby balm. My 6 week old had flakey, dry skin and nothing I had tried was helping until I tried baby balm. Her skin is so much better. I can't believe how fast it worked. Thank you Kiwiherb!!!
    – Alex Lazzaro


Botanical name: Filipendula ulmaria
Common name: Meadowsweet, Queen of the Meadow, Bridewort, Sweet Hay
Part used:

Traditional uses of Meadowsweet include treatment of gastrointestinal conditions associated with flatulence and hyperacidity, including indigestion, gastric reflux, gastric ulceration and halitosis (bad breath). It is mildly astringent and is said to be useful for diarrhoea, particularly in children.

In 1839 salicylic acid was first isolated from the flowers of Meadowsweet. This compound was later synthesised and the drug acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin, was developed. It is important to remember the use of a herb does not necessarily have the same effects, beneficial or adverse, as the use of a drug derived from an isolated constituent of that herb.

A number of studies have demonstrated the ability of Meadowsweet preparations to have protective effect on the stomach, including against lesions induced by aspirin use. As such, Meadowsweet may be useful for treating peptic ulcers and hyperacidity (excess acid) in the stomach.

Meadowsweet may also be of benefit for rheumatic and arthritic pain, as well as acute cystitis (bladder infection).

Kiwiherb products containing this herb: