Note: Avoid confusion with mullein, which is also referred to as goldenrod and with Antimicrobial effects: In an in vitro study, extracts of Solidago virgaurea and. In Poland European goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea L.) grows all over the essential oil composition and antimicrobial activity of wild Solidago virgaurea L. On the top of all these healing properties, Goldenrod has also high amounts Antibacterial and antimutagenic activity of extracts aboveground.

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On the top of all antimcirobial healing properties, Goldenrod has also high amounts of antioxidants – more than green tea!!

The astringent and antiseptic qualities tighten and tone the urinary system and bladder making it useful for UTI infections.

Caution is also advised when consuming aerial parts of the plant if you have allergies to the Asteraceae family. It is a kidney tropho-restorative tropho is Ahtimicrobial for goldenrorso it both nourishes and restores balance to the kidneys.

The properties of goldenrod are similar to many other herbs: What was particularly impressive, was that she managed to organize a stunning, environmentally conscious event, with zero-waste decor. Antioxidant For a period of time in the U.

Blue Mountain Tea Print This has a slightly bitter astringent value as well as a sweetness. The Academy celebrates the community-centered spirit of herbalism by collaborating with a wide diversity of seasoned clinical herbalists, folk herbalists, and medical professionals to create an herbal goldwnrod that presents many herbal traditions and points of view.

Bitter helps to produce bile and therefore often supports liver function. Combined with the drying effect, I know that goldenrod is good for colds, flu, candida overgrowth, urinary tract infections, goldengod for healing coughs and drying excess phlegm. It can also aid kidney function and can be used as a diuretic to help with kidney stones. However, it is actually impossible for goldenrod to be the culprit of seasonal allergies, because its pollen is too heavy and sticky to be carried on the wind.


It has been used in folk medicine for centuries to help in the treatment of a wide range of conditions such as seasonal allergies, asthma, colds and flu, tuberculosis, capillary fragility e.

Goldenrod has a history for use with the bladder and urinary system.

Health Benefits of Goldenrod – Herbal Academy of New England

Healing Weeds – Getting a closer contact with the healing world of herbs and wild plants. The German Commission E has officially approved goldenrod for urinary and bladder inflammations. Goldenrod is an abundant plant and there is plenty of it to go around.

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Health Benefits of Goldenrod

Disclosure The Herbal Antimicrobia supports trusted organizations with the use of affiliate links. However this can often be avoided by making a tincture with the root rather than the flowers.

Its antioxidants work scavenging free-radicals, cleaning up the body, helping to heal and prevent a great deal of illnesses. Spiciness often indicates antiviral, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antifungal properties and would make me guess the plant is good for infections. Rutin has the ability to support circulation for the cardiovascular system as well as to increase capillary strength.

Goldenrod vinegar makes a great nutritive and medicinal tonic which can be used for improving mineral balance, it is great for immune system function, and can help in eliminating flatulence, regulating blood sugar levels and preventing kidney stones.

The Herbal Academy supports trusted organizations with the use of affiliate links. This is a great time of year to harvest goldenrod or you can buy it here. Spice and bitter frequently aid in digestion, which means goldenrod can be used for colic and to relieve flatulence. Helen McCarthy of Living Lightly Peterborough recently married her best friend in a beautiful ceremony in the middle of the forest. It also makes a nice rub for tired achey muscles and arthritis pain.

Many people have a similar reaction to goldenrod Solidago canadensis because they mistakenly blame it for allergies which are caused by ragweed Hymenocleaa plant that frequently grows nearby. Goldenrod — a torch of healing.


You taste the astringent bitter when it goes down. As an expectorant, goldenrod can expel mucous easily from the lungs.

GOLDENROD — Art of Awareness

Tuesday, September 17, Goldenrod. The diaphoretic property of goldenrod helps to open pores of the skin to release sweat during a fever. Goldenrod flowers can be made into a hydrosol, or the roots can be pounded into a poultice to soothe sore muscles. For this post, we decided to make a goldenrod vinegar. The Health Benefits of Neem. Typically, when I taste bitter I know to use a plant a bit more sparingly, as a medicine or nutritive tonic rather than as the main portion of my diet.

Astringency often has a drying effect usually caused by tanninswhich can aid in drawing together broken skin. Anti-Fungal As an antifungal, goldenrod contains saponins and is a useful alternative for Candida type yeast infections.

The Latin name solidago means to make whole. Bring water to a boil and combine with herbs. Spiciness also often has a numbing effect, which is a good indicator that the plant may be an effective analgesic. At least for now it is an underused and under-harvested plant with many wonderful uses and health benefits and just waiting to be your next ally.

Subscribe to our Newsletter! The Herbal Academy makes neither medical claim, nor intends to diagnose or treat medical conditions. I love learning the botanical names of plants because they often give you information about the plant itself. De La Foret, R. It contains a constituent called quercetin which acts as an antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. Infuse for 15 minutes then strain and serve. For a period of time in the U.