Golden Rod

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Biological Name: Solidago virgaureaGolden Rod

Family: Compositae

Other Names: Golden Rod

Elements Applied: Each plant’s part is dried up and applied in herbal medicine.

Active Components:

  • Clerodane diterpenes, such as elongatolides C & E and solidagolactones I-VII;
  • Saponins derived from polygalic acid
  • Phenolic glucosides, like leicarposide
  • Flavonoids like quercitin and rutin
  • Other; tannins, acetylenes, phenolic acids, cinnamates, polysaccharides, and hydroxybenzoates.

Used For: The herb is known to relieve inflammations, treat bacterial infections, relieve diarrhea, induce perspiration, treat flatulence, and induce urination.

Golden Rod is beneficial for relieving inflammations in the upper respiratory tract, both recurrent and severe. It can be taken in conjunction with other herbal remedies to treat flu. Moreover, it is effective in treating dyspepsia accompanied by flatulence. Due to its capacity to relieve inflammations in the urinary tract, Golden Rod can be employed to treat urethritis, cystitis, and so on. Used in form of a gargle, the herb may relieve pharyngitis and laryngitis.

Commonly mixed with: For respiratory inflammations in the upper tract, Golden Rod is commonly combined with Wild Indigo, Poke Root, Echinacea, Elder, and Eyebright.

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous to Europe.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare an infusion, take 2-3 teaspoons of dry herb extract for 250 ml of boiling water and steep for ten to fifteen minutes. The result is taken thrice per day.

In form of tincture the plant is taken at a dose of 2-4 ml thrice per day.

Safety: There is no data concerning the plant’s safety level. It is possible that the herb interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider before using the remedy.