Goldenrod (Solidago Virgaurea)
Historically, goldenrod (Solidago canadensis or Solidago virgaurea), also known as early goldenrod,” “European goldenrod,” and “Canadian goldenrod”, has been used topically for wound healing. It has also been used as a diuretic (helps rid the body of excess fluid). The name solidago means "to make whole."
Goldenrod is used to treat pain and inflammation, and as a diuretic to increase urine flow and decrease muscular spasms. It is also used to treat gout, rheumatism, arthritis, eczema, and other skin conditions. Goldenrod is also used to treat TB infections that have reactivated after an inactive time, diabetes, liver enlargement, hemorrhoids, internal bleeding, hay fever, asthma, and an enlarged prostate.
Goldenrod is sometimes used as an "irrigation treatment" by some people. This is a method that entails ingesting goldenrod with a lot of water to enhance urine flow in order to treat inflammatory illnesses of the lower urinary tract as well as kidney or urinary tract stones.
Goldenrod is used as a mouth rinse to treat mouth and throat irritation, and it is also administered directly to the skin to aid wound healing.
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!