GOLDENROD (Solidago virgaurea L)

It’s a herbaceous and vivacious plant due to its nod-like rhizome. Stems are erect of 0.20-1 m in height, barely branched and only at the top. Leaves are alternate and pubescent, basal ones are petiole and oval-shaped and the upper ones are usually sesile and lanceolate. Inflorescences are racemes of yellow flowers: inner ones are lobed and outer ones are ligulate and scanty. The fruit is an achenium with a pappus.

It’s original from Europe and Asia. It grows along wood edges, meadows and brushes. It grows lengthwise Iberian Peninsula, preferably in calcareous soils, poor soils at the base and up to 3,000 m. It is harvested when is blooming.

Part used
Flowering tops.

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> To increase diuresis in urinary tract inflammations.
> Kidney and urinary stones.
> Gout and hyperuricemia, benign prostatic hypertrophy.
> Dyspepsia, enterocolitis, diarrhea.
> It has been topically applied to treat stomatitis, parodontopathies, pharyngitis, skin ulcer, eczemas.

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