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September 12, 2011
Goldenrod (Solidago Virgaurea) is a popular medicinal herb and herbal remedy, with a great deal of therapeutic uses and a tool for alternative medicine. It grows throughout the northern hemisphere and is quiet easy to be found in the woods or on hillsides, especially in the Mediterranean region and in the Middle East. When added to your diet or individual therapeutic program, herbal remedies and herbal preparations with goldenrod can offer you a variety of healing actions and benefits. The best time for gathering goldenrod is the beginning of summer.
This medicinal plant is very rich in such natural elements as saponins, therefore, health benefits of goldenrod embrace anti-fungal and very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Also, this natural solution is very highly valued as a great source of natural antioxidants and flavonoids, which make this herb a great remedy for preventing and slowing down aging, preventing cancer (especially prostate cancer) and strengthening tissues. Goldenrod has a pleasant anise-like taste, and this medicinal herb is mostly used as herbal tea or herbal infusion. To prepare this natural remedy, it is possible to use leaves, stems, flowers, seeds, and other parts of goldenrod plant.
For centuries goldenrod benefits have been used to treat the symptoms of common cold, flu, bronchitis, laryngitis and similar ailments of the respiratory tract. It is a great natural solution for minor digestive problems like colic, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and so on. Anti-inflammatory health benefits of goldenrod can be used to treat all possible bladder and urinary infections, dental infections, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and many more. It is also a great remedy to treat fungal infections, to treat asthma, type 2 diabetes, allergies, various skin infections, starting from acne and ending with eczema.
In ancient times, goldenrod was a known remedy for interrupting bleeding and speeding up healing processes. Goldenrod tea can be recommended as a natural solution for alleviating the symptoms of stresses, chronic fatigue, chronic exhaustion and other related ailments. Health bnefits of goldenrod can be recommended to all women as this herbal remedy can be used to balance hormonal levels, combat menstrual cramps and other related irregularities. To effectively treat headaches and migraines, goldenrod tea can be used. Talk to your health care specialist and learn more about magic benefits and therapeutic uses of this sunny herbal remedy.
Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.