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 sterling silver petite flower charms are cast from a real flower and each piece includes a postcard detailing its botanical folklore and floriography, you can choose your meaning from the drop down menu. If you select 'other combination' please add a note in 'Special Instructions' in the cart, with your chosen meanings.
All charms include our signature box posy, which changes with the seasons, and a gift card for a personal message.
Plating is available in 24ct Gold.
Available as a charm only or choose 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.