The handsome goldenrod,Solidago as wound-healing herb,Virga aurea or the beautiful golden yellow flowers,Herba Solidaginis,solidare,vulnerary and Woundwort.
Medicinal Uses and Indications.:
The ability of goldenrod to flush water from the body, combined with its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial (ability to fight infection) properties, it is used by herbalists for a wide range of health problems including:
Aromatic, stimulant, carminative. Golden Rod is an ingredient in the Swiss Vulnerary, faltrank. It is astringent and diuretic and efficacious for stone in the bladder. It is recorded that in 1788 a boy of ten, after taking the infusion for some months, passed quantities of gravel, fifteen large stones weighing up to 1 1/4 OZ., and fifty over the size of a pea. It allays sickness due to weak digestion.
Anti-infection,Anti-inflammatory,an agent to ease inflammation:good and effective to prevent and treat Arthritis,Allergies,Colds and flu,Inflammation of the bladder or urinary tract,Kidney stones,Laryngitis,Sore throats,Used in urino-genital inflammations or to treat chronic skin problems.
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 (Braun et al., 1997; Wichtl and Bisset, 1994). 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 (ESCOP, 1997).
Antiseptic,an agent for inhibiting the growth of microorganism on living tissue or destroying pathogenic or putrefactive bacteria;
Aquaretic:Goldenrod is classed as an aquaretic, increasing renal blood flow and increasing the glomerular filtration rate without stimulating the loss of sodium and chloride. Aquaretics are considered safer than many synthetic diuretics that promote the loss of electrolytes.
Aromatic,a substance having an agreeable odor and stimulating qualities;
Astringent,an agent that contracts organic tissue, reducing secretions or discharges;
Blood Conditions:bleeding from the intestines,internal hemorrhage
Carminative,an agent for easing griping pains, colic and expelling gas from the intestines;
Detergent,an agent that cleanses wounds and sores of diseased or dead matter;
Diuretic,an agent that increases the secretion and expulsion of urine:Goldenrod is a valuable remedy for urinary tract disorders. It is used both for serious ailments such as nephritis and for more common problems like cystitis. The herb also reputedly helps flush out kidney and bladder stones. Goldenrod's saponins act specifically against the Candida fungus, the cause of yeast infections and oral thrush. The herb can also be taken for sore throats, chronic nasal congestion, and diarrhea. Due to its mild action, goldenrod is appropriate for treating gastroenteritis in children. It may be used as a mouthwash or douche for yeast infections. In powder it is used for cicatrization of old ulcers. It has been recommended in many maladies, as it is a good diaphoretic in warm infusion, and is in this form also helpful in dysmenorrhoea and amenorrhoea. As a spray and given internally, it is of great value in diphtheria.
Emotion calming and soothing function:Goldenrod taken as a tea has a very soothing and calming effect on the emotions and should be drunk in cases of: Disappointments,emotional stress,severe emotional shock,times of loss and grief
Female Conditions:menorrhagea (excessive menstruation)
Gastrointestinal Conditions:diarrhea ,disorders of the intestines
Genitourinary Conditions:chronic nephritis,kidney and bladder stones,kidney problems, when indicated by dark, cloudy urine,urinary tract infections combined with Hawthorn, Agrimony and Thyme
Inflammatory Conditions:arthritis,catarrhal problems
Respiratory Tract Conditions:laryngitis and pharyngitis (as a gargle),long term, low-grade nasal catarrh where the infection is stubborn upper respiratory catarrh,whooping cough
American Indians used it to treat upper respiratory tract problems
Wound healing and skin conditions:Topical applications may aid in wound healing and skin conditions such as eczema.
It is used externally for:bruises,chronic eczema,insect bites,ruptures,scar tissue,sores,ulcers,wounds
A balsarnic, vulnerary herb, most effectively used as a distilled water. In this form it is also an excellent diuretic and few remedies exceed it where there is gravel, stone in the reins and kidneys, or strangury. When small stones cause bloody or purulent urine, its balsamic healing virtues co-operate with its diuretic quality so that the parts are cleansed and healed at the same time.
It is a sovereign wound-herb, inferior to none, both for inward and outward use. It is good to stay the immoderate flux of women's courses, the bloody flux, ruptures and mouth and throat ulcers. As a lotion it is used to wash the privy parts in venereal cases. No preparation is better than a tea of the herb made from the young leaves, fresh or dried.
- 1.The handsome goldenrod,Solidago as wound-healing herb,Virga aurea or the beautiful golden yellow flowers,Herba Solidaginis,solidare,vulnerary and Woundwort.
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