Common Goldenrod: Medicinal Properties, Contraindications, Application


Common goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea, also called the golden branch, golden rod) acquired this name because of its bright yellow flowers. Translated from Latin, “goldenrod” sounds like ‘bestowing health’. This unpretentious shrub grows in many regions of Russia in fields, forest edges, where there is a lot of sunlight.

This is an amazing gift of nature, because a rich composition of healing nutrients is found in almost all plants – flowers, leaves, stems, roots. The high content of ascorbic acid, B vitamins, fatty oils, insulin, resins gives this plant unique opportunities to heal all kinds of diseases.

That is why common goldenrod is actively and effectively used in folk medicine, and is in great demand among herbalists and herbalists.




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Common Goldenrod: Medicinal Properties, Contraindications, Application


Unfortunately, our evidence-based medicine does not use this unique plant as a fundamental drug, because there are many synthetic drugs in pharmacology that will relieve the symptoms of the disease much faster.

However, goldenrod is successfully used in medicine as a medicine in many countries of the world.


Florists also love this plant and often add goldenrod branches to the formed bouquets, which gives them a bright, rich color, delicate and sophisticated aroma and attracts the attention of the buyer.

Summer residents often call this plant a weed, since it tends to grow very quickly, capturing cultivated areas. But its useful properties and unique abilities are an important and significant gift of nature in human life. And, unfortunately, not everyone knows this and does not appreciate the miracle plant common goldenrod.

But beekeepers treat this plant with respect, since the common goldenrod, like a honey plant, has a lot of essential oils and nectar that attract bees.

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There are contraindications, a specialist consultation is required



Common goldenrod: Medicinal properties

Outwardly, at first glance, the golden rod is an ordinary grass with yellow flowers, but thanks to its internal biochemical components, this wonderful wild plant can become an effective assistant in eliminating many diseases, as well as provide a timely preventive effect to prevent the manifestation of unwanted ailments.

Basically, goldenrod is used for diseases of the genitourinary system and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, since it:


  • has a beneficial effect on the work of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • improves the functioning of the bladder and kidneys, even with severe, chronic diseases of these organs;
  • finds application in the treatment of impotence, prostatitis, premature ejaculation;
  • relieves bloating, fights gas formation;
  • stabilizes the intestines, relieves bouts of diarrhea and regulates the composition of the intestinal microflora;
  • strengthens the urinary system (with voluntary urination, especially in the elderly), has a mild diuretic effect, increasing the rate of urine excretion and excretion from the body (with difficulty urinating), which helps cleanse the kidneys and eliminate edema of subcutaneous tissues;
  • effectively fights urolithiasis, kidney stones and cholelithiasis;
  • is a choleretic agent, improves the functioning of the liver, bile ducts.

Due to the presence in the composition of macro- and microelements, organic acids, carbohydrates, flavonoids, essential oils, which have a beneficial effect on the human body, goldenrod is very successfully and effectively used in the treatment of other ailments and diseases:

  • active in the treatment of herpes and influenza viruses;
  • gives positive results in healing the throat with angina, laryngitis;
  • normalizes blood composition, is used as a viscosity-lowering and blood-thinning agent;
  • has antiseptic properties, which contributes to the rapid restoration of the skin with various damage to the skin and tissues, as well as the healing of pustules, wounds, burns, eczema;
  • has tonic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial effects;
  • positively affects the work of the heart, is effectively used in the healing of rheumatism;
  • lowers blood sugar;
  • liquefies phlegm and removes it from the respiratory system, facilitates the breathing process for various diseases of the bronchopulmonary system – bronchial asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis;
  • relieves inflammation in the joints, soothes pain;
  • promotes the removal of harmful toxins and toxins from the body;
  • improves metabolism, as well as the digestion process, which prevents the appearance of fatty deposits;
  • strengthens the immune system, enhances its performance, which helps to increase the body’s resistance to various bacterial and viral diseases;
  • calms the central nervous system, stabilizes its condition, relieves irritability and fatigue;
  • is a diaphoretic, which facilitates the general condition of the body with colds.

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But this is not all the healing properties of common goldenrod, and this is not the end of his invaluable help. There are also individual indications for use.

For women, a decoction of herbs in the form of douching and ingestion helps to heal diseases of the reproductive system, restores reproductive functions, and has a beneficial effect on the overall hormonal background.

Men, this herb, too, did not bypass its attention. It not only helps in the treatment of the reproductive system, the normalization of hormonal levels, but is also a powerful prophylactic agent in the treatment of the prostate (prostate gland).


It also eliminates erectile dysfunction, cystitis and even increases potency. However, one should not get carried away with this herb for too long, since a decoction from this plant partially suppresses the production of male hormones.


Common goldenrod contraindications

Before using any herb, even at first glance the most harmless, you should familiarize yourself with its internal components, its pharmacological properties, pay attention to your personal diseases and, if possible, consult a specialist doctor.

Common goldenrod, despite the impressive list of useful properties, has a number of contraindications and can harm the human body.

Do not use a decoction or infusion of this plant inside for the following serious diseases:


  • Allergic manifestations.
  • Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract during an exacerbation.
  • Kidney disease of various forms, especially during inflammation.
  • Problems in the circulatory system.
  • Heart failure.
  • Severe forms of urolithiasis.

Even in the absence of the above diseases, goldenrod should not be used at all or should be used with extreme caution and only on the recommendation of the attending specialist doctor in the following cases:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Children under 15 years of age.
  • Individual intolerance.
  • Lactation.

Common goldenrod, although it helps in the treatment of many diseases, but, like many plants, is toxic and, in case of an overdose, can cause undesirable manifestations, such as:

  • insomnia,
  • pain attacks and bloating in the abdomen,
  • diarrhea,
  • slight dizziness
  • nervous irritability,
  • general weakness and malaise,
  • increased sweating
  • vomiting, nausea,
  • cardiopalmus.

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Common goldenrod: application

A very useful plant for both men and women. Due to the high internal content of useful active substances that have a therapeutic effect, goldenrod is widely used as a medicinal and prophylactic agent.


In the absence of chronic ailments, individual contraindications and with the approval of the attending specialist doctor, this plant will provide an invaluable service in the treatment of many diseases, stabilization and strengthening of the general condition of the human body as a whole.

But the use of common goldenrod as a medicine is permissible only after consultation with the attending physician, identifying a specific disease and determining the required dosage.

Cold goldenrod infusion is very popular, as it is easy to prepare and easy to use. In 200 ml. pour cold boiled water 1 tbsp. l. raw goldenrod and insist for 3-4 hours, then strain and take 50 ml. 4 times is the daily rate.

This use of the infusion is effective in the treatment of diseases such as rheumatism, cystitis, ovarian inflammation, etc.

There is also a generally accepted, traditional infusion of this miracle herb: pour 1/2 tbsp into a thermos. l. goldenrod raw material, pour 200 ml. hot boiled water, close the lid and leave for 50-60 minutes. Then strain and take 50 ml. 4 times a day. A temporary break between the receptions of the prepared infusion is at least 3-4 hours.


After reviewing the brief information about goldenrod in this article, we can safely say that this miracle plant rightfully has such a definition as “bestowing health.”

We draw your attention to the fact that it is advisable to eliminate any problematic at three levels: physical, energetic and spiritual. The recipes contained in the article are not a guarantee of recovery.

The information provided (based on the experience of traditional and modern medicine on the multifaceted action of herbal remedies) should be considered as helpful, but not as a guarantee. Consult with a specialist (doctor) beforehand.

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