Goldenrod has a history of traditional medicinal use. It is often used in herbal remedies to address urinary tract issues such as urinary tract infections, bladder inflammation and kidney stones. It is believed to have diuretic properties that help increase urine flow and flush out toxins. It is part of the daisy family and has a slightly sweet and astringent taste. Reported to have more antioxidants than green tea, Goldenrod is used to support and strengthen the circulatory and cardiovascular systems.
This herb is believed to possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can help alleviate symptoms associated with conditions like arthritis, gout, and rheumatism. It may help reduce swelling, pain, and joint discomfort.
Contrary to popular belief, Solidago virgaurea is not a significant cause of hay fever. However, some individuals have reported using goldenrod as a natural remedy for relieving symptoms of seasonal allergies. It is believed to have mild antihistamine properties.
Goldenrod has been used topically for wound healing due to its astringent and antimicrobial properties. It may help cleanse wounds and promote faster healing.
It can be brewed into a tea, which is enjoyed for its mild, earthy flavour. Goldenrod tea is sometimes consumed for its overall calming and soothing properties.