Goldenrod, Wild, Hand Picked
Information: This Wild Goldenrod was hand picked in the wilds of Montana, on the eastern slope of the continental divide. Special care was taken to ensure the harvest only the best Wild Goldenrod, less than 25% was harvested out of any 100 meter square area. This ensures that a healthy crop of Wild Goldenrod will be provided for you.
History: In terms of respiratory ailments, Goldenrod Herb is a super herb. Historically, Native American medicine men have used different parts of the plant for different ailments. For instance, the the leaves were used for intestinal disorders and urinary infections and the flowers were used to treat colic. The Chippewa Indians would boil the plant to make a syrup for treating colds. They would also make different types of poultices from the leaves and roots. One kind of poultice that was placed in the mouth would help a toothache and another would be used to soothe burns and boils. The Cherokee used Goldenrod to make a tea that, when applied, would soothe bruises and, when boiled down salve could soothe insect stings.
Modern Uses: The Commission E approved goldenrod herb as irrigation therapy for inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract, urinary calculi and kidney gravel, and as prophylaxis for urinary calculi and kidney gravel.
The German Standard License for goldenrod herb tea indicates its use to increase the amount of urine in inflammation of the kidneys and bladder. ESCOP indicates its use for irrigation of the urinary tract, especially in cases of inflammation and renal gravel, and as an adjuvant in the treatment of bacterial infections of the urinary tract.
Active Ingredients: Saponins, Bitter principle, tannins, flavonoids
Actions: vulnerary, aromatic, stimulant, carminative, astringent, diuretic anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-catarrhal
Complementary Herbs: Echinacea, Poke Root, Wild Indigo