The golden rod is an herb, the use of which has made it possible to cure many diseases, including chronic ones. The composition of this medicinal plant contains a large number of saponins, alkaloids, tannins and dyes, as well as a wonderful essential oil. The golden rod contributes to the effective stimulation of metabolic processes and the normalization of the general state of human health; therefore, it is successfully used in folk medicine as well as 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, antispasmodic, diuretic and astringent actions. In addition, the golden rod is an excellent immunomodulatory agent, which is often added to the composition of tonic medicinal fees. It should be noted that the goldenrod ordinary (this is the scientific name of this plant) has a disinfectant and diuretic effect, thereby increasing the efficiency of the kidneys, as well as regulating the acid-base and water-salt balance.
Indications for use of goldenrod
The reason for the use of plants are:
- weakening of the capillary walls;
- metabolic disorders;
- inflammation of the urinary tract, bladder and kidneys;
- the formation of sand and stones in the body;
- urinary incontinence in the elderly;
- gout, polyarthritis, skin diseases;
- pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchial asthma;
- the presence of edema, diarrhea;
- inflammation and bleeding of the gums;
- unpleasant smell from the mouth;
- poorly healing festering wounds;
- sore throat, loosening of the gums;
- bone fractures.
Production of medicinal infusion
Golden rod is widely used in the form of infusion, for the preparation of which a tablespoon of crushed inflorescences of the plant should be brewed with 500 ml of boiling water, then infused overnight and drain. It is recommended to take this medicine 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, which is based on the golden rod. To prepare the drink, 2 full tablespoons of the crushed plant should be poured with a glass of cool water and boiled. In the absence of serious contraindications such tea should be taken daily three times.
Contraindications to the use of the golden rod
No matter how useful the golden rod is, there are still contraindications to its use. First of all, these include: the breastfeeding period, pregnancy and the acute form of glomerulonephritis. Large doses of this plant can cause nausea, headaches, abdominal cramps and abundant urination, so you should consult a specialist, especially for chronic kidney disease, before starting treatment with the golden rod. 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.