Goldenrod is a plant in Poland is very common, its distinctive towering stalks can be found virtually throughout the country, this is a fairly tall plant reaching about a meter in height, summer developing distinctive yellow inflorescences. Goldenrod is a cleansing herb – brew increases the amount of urine and with it the toxins and harmful metabolites (salt, ammonia and uric acid), binds toxins and increases their excretion in the urine. As a result, it is recommended to use during urinary tract infection,s during purification treatment and persons suffering from edema, drinking brew prevents the formation of kidney stones and sand in the urinary tract. Infusions are also useful perfectly in diseases of the digestive system – in gastritis and inhibits small intestinal bleeding, acts cholagogue and relieve diarrhea. In addition, acts anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, analgesic, slightly lowers blood pressure and inhibits the growth of microorganisms. It works so detoxicating, moreover, seals and strengthens blood vessels due to the content of routine. The infusion can also be used during infection of the genital system, the kidney gout, autoimmune diseases and metabolic disorders, incidentally during upper respiratory tract infections and externally hard to heal wounds. Goldenrod herb contains mainly tannins, flavonoids (mainly quercetin and rutin), organic acids, saponins. For medicinal purposes can be used two species of goldenrod commonly occurring in Poland, common goldenrod (Solidago virga-urea L.) and Canadian goldenrod (Solidago canadensis L.), both materials are similar. The mechanism of action:
- Saponin and polyphenols contained in goldenrod form complexes with toxins materials unnecessary and harmful metabolites, it causes them easier to dissolve in water and removal in larger quantities from the body in urine and sweat.
- Glycosides and saponins improve filtration in the kidneys and reduce resorption return in renal tubules (diuretics).
- Anthocyanins and flavonoids have anti-inflammatory properites and act smooth muscle relaxant on the digestive system, urinary tract and blood vessels.
- Routine seals the blood vessels, preventing so the formation of edema, slows down the oxidation of vitamin C and therefore prolongs its operation.
|Common goldenrod, Canadian goldenrod||Solidago virgaurea L. , Solidago canadensis L.|
|raw material||Herb with inflorescences|
|other names||Aaron’s Rod, Canadian Goldenrod, Common Goldenrod, Solidage|
|purpose||Diarrhea, hypertension, kidney, indigestion, gastritis, swelling, purification of the body, slimming, strengthen the blood vessels, inflammation of the urinary tract|
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