Goldenrod Solidago virgaurea

Solidago virgaurea
Closeup of golden rod blossoms
Common Names
Goldenrod , Woundwort, Aaron's rod, golden rod
Botanical Name
Solidago virgaurea

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Goldenrod

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How to Use: Goldenrod

Goldenrod is an amazingly useful plant especially for one whose mainstream reputation is that of an allergy inducing weed. Goldenrod is widespread throughout the lower 48 and Canada. While Solidago virgaurea is the one specific mentioned in the German Commission E monographs, Solidago canadensis, and S. gigantea are also accepted medicinal species. Goldenrod's primary aspects are as an anti-inflammatory urinary tract antiseptic, and a treatment for upper respiratory inflammation and congestion (catarrh). 1,2

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Capsules, extracts, teas.

Goldenrod Remedies

  • Goldenrod tea
    Goldenrod tea is the warm, deeply golden color you would expect from brewing this gold-yellow flowers. Mild with a slightly bitter aftertaste, goldenrod tea tastes good with just a bit of honey. Traditionally used as a tea, sometimes available in tea bags. The tea should be drunk between meals. As a gargle, goldenrod can be effective for laryngitis and may be applied externally to promote the healing of wounds.

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