The Meadow Sweet perfume is a heady, sweet smell of late summer.
So the flavours of this cordial are of a blossomy sweetness and the taste/ smell of new-mown hay
( it’s a chemical called coumarin that gives it this unique property ).
Meadow sweet was a common strewing herb, it was used to cover the floors of houses before carpets , so it would impart a pleasant perfume when walked upon.
Meadow sweet, water-mint and Vervain, were the three herbs held most sacred by the Druids, and Chemical constituents of the rest of the plant, include salicylic acid, flavone glycosides, essential oils, and tannins.
In 1897, Felix Hoffmann created a synthetically altered version of salicin, derived from the species, which caused less digestive upset than pure salicylic acid. The new drug, formally acetylsalicylic acid, was named aspirin!