What is goldenrod?
Goldenrod – known in folk medicine as a goldsmith, golden rod, golden virgin, red mark. It is a species of perennial plant belonging to the Asteraceae family.
Goldenrod is mainly used as an anti-inflammatory agent, for disinfection, and for dressing wounds. In addition, goldenrod has an astringent, anti-inflammatory, blood vessel sealing, diuretic and anticoagulant effect. Its healing properties have been used for centuries in the treatment of many diseases.
- may stimulates the secretion of digestive juices and bile
- might support the treatment of digestive disorders:
- stomach and intestinal problems
- decoction may be used to wash wounds on the skin or irritated places
- rich in flavonoids and saponin
- goldenrod when applied to the skin of the face:
- brightens the skin,
- cleans it of excess sebum
- reduces the visibility of pores
- recommended for:
- inflammation of the hair follicles
- for skin with excess sebum.
Pour one teaspoon with a glass of boiling water and leave it, covered, to infuse for about 10-15 minutes. Drink 1-2 times a day.
As with any herb, the use of goldenrod can cause side effects, but they disappear as soon as you stop using the goldenrod infusion and are very rare. However, there are situations when goldenrod should not be used. Belong to them:
- the occurrence of edema,
- heart failure
- kidney failure
- age – under 12 years of age,
Goldenrod seems to cause the body to lose water and therefore weight loss. Remember that losing too much water can cause you to be dizzy and your blood pressure to go too low, so it’s important to rehydrate.