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The Benefits of Meadow Sweet for the Skin

The Benefits of Meadow Sweet for the Skin

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I could also call this post "Ode to Meadow Sweet".  It has huge benefits to our overall health and also for our skin.

It contains a large amount of salicylic acid, flavinoids and tannins all of which promote good health in body and skin. 

The salicylic acid is a bit like aspirin, so analgesic.  For the skin if applied topically, it can reduce inflamation and irritation on the skin and can be disinfectant so can be used to treat acne, psoriasis and eczema.

It has a great smell to it as it is a member of the rose family.  The aroma is somewhere between an almond and a rose with a bit of honey and vanilla thrown in for good measure.  The smell is intensified in the evening.  You will find it among the grasses in woodlands or alongside a canal or river or in boggy regions.  If you come across it, just take a bit of it in your hands and rub it on you face.  It will do you the power of good!

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