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Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea)



Hydrogenic, expectorant, wound-healing, stimulating, constipating, anti-inflammatory

Areas of application:

Bladder, kidney, bladder stones, kidney stones, bladder and kidney infections, rheumatism, disorders and pain when urinating, blood purifying, urinary tract infections, water retention in heart disease, liver disease and kidney disease, flushes toxins out of the body as quickly as possible, renal colic, purulent wounds, ulcers, purulent Teeth and gum ulcers, ulcers, cuts, boils, burns, stops bleeding, seasonal allergies, colds, sore throats, fungal infections, antifungal, gout, arthritis, joint pain

Plant parts used:

upper flowering parts

Collection time:

when the herb blooms from August to October

To find:

In fields and meadows, in clearcuts, sparse forests, dry forest meadows and on sunny slopes at higher altitudes.


Saponins, tannic acid, bitter substances, phenyl glycosides, essential oil, nicotinic acid, dipertenes, flavonoids, caffeic acid derivatives, sodium


☕ Tea: 2 teaspoons of dried herb are poured with 1/4 liter of cold water and heated. Let it steep briefly and drink. An infusion is just as effective; pour boiling water over the goldenrod and let it steep for 10 minutes. 3 cups per day are sufficient. As sweet as the flowers smell, the tea tastes as bitter.

Goldenrod has alternate, oval leaves that are smooth or hairy. The leaves at the base of the plant are longer and become shorter as they ascend. They have no petiole and 3 distinctly parallel veins. The shape can vary from species to species. The stems are sometimes branched. The flower heads consist of yellow ray florets arranged around disc florets. Each flower head may contain a few flowers per head or up to 30, depending on the species. The flower head is usually 1.25 cm or less in diameter. The inflorescence is usually a raceme or a panicle. The plant height varies from 60 to 150 cm high. Some varieties spread aggressively by runners, while others grow in clumps that spread outward each year. When you crush a goldenrod leaf, it releases a salty, balm-like scent.

🛑 Goldenrod is a diuretic and can be overly drying when used long-term as a daily drink or tea. Do not use the plant during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you have chronic kidney disease. Please do not use it if you are allergic to daisy plants. Goldenrod may increase blood pressure in some people.

Goldenrod is a sodium smuggler plant.

In the kitchen, goldenrod flowers can be eaten by lightly frying them or using them in a salad. The leaves can be eaten cooked like spinach. They are sometimes used as a flavoring in liqueurs, or in honey wine and fermented homemade lemonade.

Tea from:

Small-flowered willowherb + goldenrod = helps against prostate enlargement

Shepherd's purse + goldenrod = helps with kidney bleeding, dropsy and diabetes

Rheumate tea:

1 part goldenrod, 1 part birch leaves, 1 part nettle root, 1 part willow bark

Kidney tea:

2 parts goldenrod, 2 parts birch leaves, 1 part boar root or hackle root

Bladder tea for inflammation:

3 parts goldenrod, 3 parts rosemary, 3 parts barberry, 2 parts nasturtium, 2 parts herb


Hildegard von Bingen: The broth in which this herb is boiled heals all wounds of the mouth and throat when washed and gargled with it. The powdered herb poured with vinegar and dried again is even better and stronger.

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