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Golden Rod - Organic - Dried Herb

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Golden Rod - Solidago virgaurea

Parts Used: Above ground portion.

Properties: Anticatarrhal, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Aromatic, Astringent, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Hepatic, Hypotensive, Mucolytic, Stimulant, Tonic.

Internal Uses: Arthritis, Asthma, Bladder Weakness, Bronchitis, Candida, Colds, Cough, Cystitis, Diphtheria, Dysmenorrhea, Eczema, Fever, Flu, Gout, Hay Fever, Hypertension, Kidney Inflammation, Kidney Stones, Nausea, Sore Throat, Stomachache, Tuberculosis, Urethritis

Internal Applications: Tea, Tincture, Capsules.

Goldenrod helps to thin mucus secretions and relieve congested mucus. It promotes urination, cleans the kidneys, reduces inflammation and prevents infection. Goldenrod helps hay fever.

Topical Uses: Headache, Insect Stings, Laryngitis, Rheumatism, Sore Throat, Thrush, Yeast Infection

Topical Applications: Wash or compress for wounds, headaches and rheumatism. Gargle for sore throat, laryngitis and thrush. Douche for yeast infections. Poultice for bee stings. Hair rinse for blond hair. Use in facial steams, as a bath herb.

Culinary uses: Larger young leaves have been used as a salad green and potherb for soup. Add blossoms to pancakes and muffins.

Energetics: Bitter, Cool, Dry.

Chemical Constituents: Saponins, diterpenes, phenolic glucosides, quercitin, rutin, inulin, essential oil, tannins, flavonoids (quercitin, rutin, astragalin).

Comments: The genus name, Solidago, comes from the Latin solide, which means 'to make whole'. During the Boston Tea Party, when English tea was dumped into Boston Harbor, Colonists drank Goldenrod tea instead, which gave it the nickname 'Liberty Tea'. Goldenrod is often accused of causing hay fever; however, its pollen is actually very heavy and quicly falls to the earth rather than becoming airborne.

The common name Goldenrod includes the species Solidago odora, Solidago nemoralis, Solidago radiata, and Solidago spathulata, which are used interchangeably with Solidago virgaurea.

50 gm packet

Due to exorbitant overseas postage costs, the dried herbs can only be posted within Australia.