GOLDENROD

NAME : GOLDENROD

GAELIC NAME : 

LATIN NAME : Solidago virgaurea

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : European Goldenrod Aaron's Rod Blue Mountain Tea Goldruthe  Gonea Tea Sweet Scented Goldenrod Solidago Vergd' Or Wound Weed Woundwort

MEDICINAL PART : Flowering tops, leaves

HABITAT : Found in dry meadows and woods, and in sandy, sunny places in Europe and northern and western Asia.

DESCRIPTION : European Goldenrod is a perennial plant which grows to a height of up to 3 feet. The short rootstock with many fibrous roots produces a hairy, round, striped stem with alternate, oblong-lanceolate, weakly serrate leaves, the lower ones having dilated petioles, the upper nearly sessile.

FLOWERING PERIOD : The yellow flowers appear in terminal racemes or panicled racemes from July to October.

PROPERTIES : Astringent Diuretic

USES : European Goldenrod has been used, in the form of tea, tincture, or alcoholic extract, for chronic nephritis and arthritis, menorrhagia, whooping cough, and chronic eczema. It is said to be useful for kidney problems,
especially when indicated by dark, cloudy urine, and for clearing up kidney and bladder stones. Its astringent action makes it useful against diarrhoea and internal haemorrhage. Crushed fresh leaves can be used for wounds, sores, and
insect bites.



MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER : Feminine
PLANET : Venus
ELEMENT : Air
POWERS : Money Divination

DEITIES: Aine

MAGICAL USES

To see your future love, wear a piece of goldenrod. He or she will appear on the morrow.
When held in the hand, the flower nods in the direction of hidden or lost objects, or where buried treasure lies.
If Goldenrod springs up suddenly near the house door, unexpected good fortune will soon rain upon the family living there.
Goldenrod is also used in money spells.

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