Solidago virgaurea, or goldenrod, belongs to the Asteraceae family medicinal plant, also known as Composite. It is characterized by abundant yellow inflorescences, from which it takes its name, in fact the latin word virga aurea indicates the yellow, gold color of the flower spike. The Goldenrod has a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant and antiseptic action on the urinary tract. Given these properties, you can use the plant as a remedy for cystitis, inflammations and infections affecting the urinary tract, kidney stones, benign prostatic hypertrophy, as well as water retention, cellulite and gout. At the indicated doses toxic effects are not reported. Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
You can take the mother tincture of goldenrod, 40 drops from one to three times a day diluted in water and between meals.
Bring to boil a cup of water, once it has reached the boil remove it from the heat and put to infuse 3 grams of dried goldenrod for 10 minutes. Filter and drink from two to four cups a day.