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Herb Information
Name: Golden Rod
Biological Name: Solidago virgaurea

Compositae

Other Names: Golden Rod
Parts Used: Dried aerial parts
Active Compounds:
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Saponins based on polygalic acid

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Clerodane diterpenes, including solidagolactones I-VII and elongatolides C & E

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Phenolic glucosides, including leicarposide

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Flavonoids such as rutin and quercitin

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Miscellaneous; acetylenes, cinnamates, hydroxybenzoates, polysaccharides, phenolic acids and tannins.

Remedies For

Anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, astringent, diaphoretic, carminative, diuretic.

Golden Rod is useful for the treatment of upper respiratory catarrh, whether acute or chronic. It may be used in combination with other herbs in the treatment of influenza. Also used for the treatment of flatulent dyspepsia. As an anti-inflammatory urinary antiseptic, Golden Rod may be used in cystitis, urethritis and the like. It is used to promote the healing of wounds. As a gargle it can be used in laryngitis and pharyngitis.

Combinations : For upper respiratory catarrh Goldenroot is often used with Eyebright, Elder, Echinacea, Poke Root and Wild Indigo.

Description: A common garden and wild plant in Europe.
Dosage: 

Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto 2-3 teaspoonfuls of the dried herb and leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk 3 times a day.

Tincture: take 2-4 ml 3 times a day.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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