Perennial tall (up to 170 cm) herbaceous plant with interrupted-pinnate, bare or densely white-fluffy leaves below, having 3-5 large apical lobes and 4-6 oblong-ovate lateral leaflets. The flowers are white, small, five-membered, collected in large paniculate inflorescences, many stamens. Carpels (up to 10) spirally twisted, almost glabrous. The fruit is multi-seeded.
It grows along the banks of reservoirs, on the edges, in subsequent forest meadows. It is found in the Caucasus, in the Krasnodar Territory, North Ossetia, Dagestan.
Medicinal raw materials are the roots, flowers and grass of the plant, collected during flowering.
The herb contains an essential oil, which includes salicylic methyl and glycoside gaulterin, salicylic acid, vanillin, vitamin C, carotene, tannins, wax, resin, coloring matter spirein.
In folk medicine, a decoction of the herb is used for hemorrhoids, pain caused by hernia, diarrhea, as a diuretic, for rheumatism, gout and as a diaphoretic. Decoctions of meadowsweet roots are used to treat wounds, ulcers, boils, carbuncles and some skin diseases, for enemas for diarrhea and dysentery.
Decoction: 1 teaspoon of crushed and dried grass is brewed with a glass of boiling water, after cooling, filter and drink a quarter cup 2 times every day.
A decoction of the roots: 5 g of dried and crushed root is boiled for 10 minutes in 1 glass of water, after cooling, filter and drink according to Art. spoon 3-4 times every day, sometimes 1/4 cup 2 times every day.