Meadowsweet has been used for millennia to treat various ailments and is the plant from which aspirin was derived. It has a pleasant taste and aroma which led to its use in flavouring many types of food and drink such as beer, mead and jam. Queen Elizabeth I was said to favour its use in her chambers as a strewing herb, the practice of placing herbs and rushes on the floor to give a pleasant aroma and provide warmth. In Wales, it is mentioned in the Mabinogion where the wizards Math and Gwydion create the beautiful woman Blodeuwedd (Flowerface) from the flowers of meadowsweet, broom and oak. If you have been robbed, gather meadowsweet on Midsummer to gain information on the thieves. Place it on water, if it sinks the thief is a man, if it floats, a woman. Fresh meadowsweet is used in love mixtures and potions and is kept in the home to bring peace. It is also claimed that there will be no snakes where it grows meaning there can be no evil.
Our petite sentiment charms are made with real flowers in sterling silver, using the traditional technique of lost wax casting. They are beautifully packaged with our signature box posy which changes with the seasons, a postcard detailing the botanical folklore and floriography of each piece, and a gift card for a personal message.
If you find that not all the sentiments are appropriate, you can personalise your presentation by choosing from the drop down menu. If you select 'other combination' please add a note in 'Special Instructions' in the cart.
- Size - 15 x 9mm
- Weight - Approx 1.5 grams
- 24ct Gold plating available
- Available as a charm only or select from one of our accessories here
Charms will be attached to your selected accessory as standard. If you would like to attach them to an existing bracelet, we're happy to do this for you. For this complimentary service, contact us here.
Floriography, also known as the language of flowers, is the practice of attributing meanings & symbolism to flowers & has been recorded in traditional cultures around the world for thousands of years.