Latin Name : Solidago
The properties of goldenrod are similar to many other herbs: antifungal, diuretic, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, astringent, antiseptic, and carminative. However, the actions of goldenrod to the kidneys, urinary track, skin, allergies, and cardiovascular system are impressive.
- Astringent and antiseptic: Goldenrod has a history for use with the bladder and urinary system. The astringent and antiseptic qualities tighten and tone the urinary system and bladder making it useful for UTI infections. It is a kidney tropho-restorative, so it both nourishes and restores balance to the kidneys.
- Allergies: Its astringent property calms runny eyes, runny nose, and sneezing that comes with late summer and early fall allergies.
- Its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties make this a good choice for sore throats. As an expectorant, goldenrod can expel mucous easily from the lungs. The diaphoretic property of goldenrod helps to open pores of the skin to release sweat during a fever.
- Cardiovascular system: Goldenrod is a good source of the constituent rutin, a powerful flavonoid that benefits the cardiovascular system. Rutin has the ability to support circulation for the cardiovascular system as well as to increase capillary strength. Some say it is higher in anti-oxidants than green tea.