Goldenrod Tea is used to reduce pain and swelling (inflammation), as a diuretic to increase urine flow, and to stop muscle spasms. It is also used for gout, joint pain (rheumatism), arthritis. Also known for helping clear up sinuses and slow drainage of sinuses. Also helps with allergies!
Kidney & Bladder Health
With powerful diuretic properties, Goldenrod helps to flush out impurities by helping to release excess water and increase urine flow. This can help to dislodge renal deposits that might otherwise develop into kidney stones and removes other potentially harmful microorganisms.
Goldenrod has been researched extensively for its ability to soothe and tone the urinary tract and reduce the discomfort and swelling associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs). It is often used in “irrigation therapy”, a procedure that involves taking Goldenrod with lots of fluids to increase urine flow in an effort to treat inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract, as well as stones in the kidney or urinary tract. According to PubMed;“Investigations in molecular pharmacology could show new mechanisms responsible for the biological effect of natural products from goldenrod extracts. The use of such herbal preparations with a rather complex action spectrum (anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, diuretic, antispasmodic, analgesic) is especially recommended for the treatment of infections and inflammations, to prevent the formation of kidney stones and to help remove urinary gravel.”Goldenrod has also been shown to exhibit strong preventative effects for those who suffer from recurring UTIs.
Classed as an astringent herb and a strong decongestant, Goldenrod can help to dry up congestion caused by colds, flu, allergies, and sinus problems. It contains a flavonoid calledquercetinwhich acts as an antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. As a mild diaphoretic, Goldenrod helps to open up the pores and release heat through the skin, therefore supporting the reduction of a fever.
Its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties make this herb extremely soothing for sore throats and laryngitis.
Goldenrod is packed with antioxidants – well-known herbalist and researcher Robert Dale Rogers assert that it has 7 x the antioxidant levels of green tea. It is rich in the antioxidant compound known asrutin, whose benefits include strengthening blood vessels, promoting healthy circulation and preventing blood clots, making it especially beneficial to the cardiovascular system as a whole.
Goldenrod Tea: Add boiling water to 2 - 3 tsps of dried herb. Steep for 10 - 15 minutes.
approximately 1.5 ounces of dried loose leaf tea. At the rate of 2 tablespoons per cup twice daily there is a roughly a month supply of tea.