The golden rod is an herb that has been used to cure many diseases, including chronic ones. The composition of this medicinal plant contains a large number of saponins, alkaloids, tannins and coloring substances, as well as a remarkable essential oil. The golden rod promotes effective stimulation of metabolic processes and normalization of the general state of human health, therefore it is successfully applied both in folk and in traditional medicine.
Useful properties of the plant
The pharmacological properties of the golden rod are determined by its rich chemical composition. This miraculous herb has analgesic, wound healing, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, spasmolytic, diuretic and astringent actions. In addition, the golden rod is an excellent immunomodulating agent, which is often added to the composition of tonic medicinal charges. It should be noted that the common goldenrod (this is the scientific name of this plant) has a disinfectant and diuretic effect, thereby increasing the efficiency of the kidneys, and also regulating acid-base and water-salt balance.
Indications for use of the goldenrod
The reason for the use of the plant are:
- Weakening of capillary walls;
- disturbances in metabolic processes;
- inflammation of the urinary tract, bladder and kidneys;
- the formation of sand and stones in the body;
- urinary incontinence in elderly people;
- gout, polyarthritis, skin diseases;
- pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchial asthma;
- the presence of edema, diarrhea;
- inflammation and bleeding gums;
- unpleasant odor from the mouth;
- poorly healing purulent wounds;
- angina, loosening of the gums;
- fractures of bones.
Preparation of medicinal infusion
The golden rod is widely used in the form of infusion, for the preparation of which follows a tablespoon of crushed inflorescences of the plant, brew 500 ml of boiling water, then insist during the night and strain. Take this medication is recommended for chronic nephritis and kidney stones, 100 ml three times a day, preferably before meals.
In order to prevent acute diseases of the kidneys and urinary cavity it is very useful to regularly drink tea, the basis of which is the golden rod. To prepare the drink, 2 full tablespoons of the crushed plant should be filled with a glass of cool water and boiled. In the absence of serious contraindications, this tea should be taken daily three times.
Contraindications to the use of a gold rod
No matter how useful the golden rod, there are contraindications to its use. First of all, they include: the period of breastfeeding, pregnancy and the acute form of glomerulonephritis. Large doses of this plant can cause nausea, headaches, abdominal cramps and profuse urination, so before starting treatment with a gold rod, you should consult a specialist, especially for chronic kidney disease. Taking care of your health, do not forget that the same plant can be useful for one person and dangerous for the health of another.