Golden rod

Scientific Name

Solidago virgaurea


Overview

Golden rod is also known as woundwort and Aaron’s rod and is a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and astringent (affecting tissues) remedy.  It treats kidney and urinary infections and stones.  It has been known to treat respiratory catarrh (a disease of the mucous membranes) and arthritis.


Function


Forms Available


Recommended Intake


Deficiency


Sources in the Diet


Challenges Presented


Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – http://www.nytimes.com/1865/03/03/news/chronic-catarrh-its-symptoms-causes-effects-few-practical-remarks-dr-lighthill.html
  2. [0] – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astringent
  3. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs