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Prescription only medicine: aspirin
Traditional Herbal Medicine Registration (THMR).
Culpeper: “... the roots ... provoke urine, ease pain in the bladder, and are a good preservative against the falling sickness [epilepsy].”
Culpeper, Nicholas. (1650). A Physical Directory . London, Peter Cole. p.8
The common name, Dropwort’, reflects its use against epilepsy, the falling sickness. The Latin name means ‘hanging threads’, which refers to the structure of the roots. It is still used in herbal medicine, and – in emergencies – the leaves and roots may be eaten raw or cooked.
Oakeley, Dr. H. F. (2013). The Gardens of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis.
Filipendula vulgaris 'Multiplex'Family: ROSACEAE
Distribution summary: Only in cultivation
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Europe & Mediterranean (E)
Flowering months: June, July, August
Reason for growing: Medicinal, prescription only medicine