Record submitted 06/11/2015 by Di Hammmill



Meadowsweet lines the canal because the plant loves moist soil.  The druids revered meadowsweet, presumably they realised its healing powers even then.  Containing Salicylic Acid, Meadowsweet, along with the willow that lines East Cottingwith canal, is natures aspirin.  The  tall jar on the right is it dried into a tea for when my family feel poorly.   The third picture in the meadowsweet series shows meadowsweet ointment - it is anti-aging too!  (I am really 92).