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Solidago virgaurea

Solidago virgaurea                     Common name:  European Golden Rod
Family: 
Asteraceae

Part used: Aerial

Constituents: Saponins (triterpene), flavonoids (rutin, quercitin), phenol glycosides (leiocarposide, virgaureoside), phenolic acid (caffeic, chlorogenic acids), tannins, volatile oil, polysaccharides, acetylenes

Medicinal actions: Relaxant, antioxidant, anti-microbial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, diaphoretic, anti-catarrhal, expectorant, bitter, digestive, carminative, hepatic stimulant, diuretic, kidney stimulant, mild antispasmodic

Medicinal use: Has specific use for low grade and persistent inflammation & catarrh of the upper respiratory tract. Will promote diuresis and can be used in urinary infections and inflammations.

Pharmacology:

  • Saponins are anti-fungal, immuno-modulating and have anti-tumor effects.
  • Flavonoids are anti-inflammatory and diuretic.
  • Volatile oils are anti-microbial.

Pharmacy: Dried herb: 2g, TID. Infusion: 1 tsp/cup, infuse 15 min, TID. Tincture: (1:2, 45%), 3-6ml QD. As a douche or compress.

Toxicity: Allergic reaction in people sensitive to Asteraceae family.

Contraindications: None known.

Interactions: None reported.

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