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Common Name: Golden Rod | Scientific Name: Solidago Rigida

Family Name: Compositae


Golden rod was primarily used as a treatment in urinary tract infections and irregularities in the urinary tract. Today, this is still what herbalist use it for, and, it gets rave reviews from those that work with it.


Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

1883: Scudder
This species of solidago is astringent, styptic, tonic, and diuretic,it is the article used by dr. Bone of new jersey , to arrest hemorrhages. It is recommended in hemoptysis and uterine hemorrhage in particular, and is said to be an agent of superior utility. It is also employed in hemorrhage from the bowels and urinary organs and likewise in excessive mucous discharges, as in diarrhea,dysentery, leucorrhea, etc. and in profuse sweats arising from debility. It has been employed in chronic diseases of the urinary organs as chronic nephritis, albuminuria, cystitis, etc, with reported advantage.

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