Goldenrod tea has been acknowledged for a long time as being particularly potent on kidney-related disorders.
The goldenrod plant is a yellow-colored flowering perennial plant that grows up to 3 feet in height. It possesses alternating elliptical-shaped leaves and panicles of golden flowers on top.
Known by its official name of solidago gigantean, goldenrod is mostly found in North American woodlands, dunes and rocks. The goldenrod is frequented by many types of crawling insects and butterfly species. The goldenrod depends on the wind to disperse its seeds.
The active constituents of goldenrod are saponins, tannins, flavonoids and essential oil.
To make an infusion of goldenrod tea, place two to three teaspoonfuls of the dried herb in one cup of boiling water. Let the mix steep for ten to fifteen minutes. The tea can be drunk thrice daily as a treatment for a variety of disorders.
The following are the health benefits attributed to this tea:
- May help in the treatment of kidney and bladder stones.
- May help relieve inflammation in the urinary tract.
- May help in the treatment of sore throat.
- May help ease whooping cough.
- May help in the treatment of influenza.
- May help in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism.