Goldenrod is the common name of the sunflower and daisy family, Asteraceae, referred as the genus Solidago which means “to make whole or heal”. It has uses in both traditional Chinese medicine and herbal medicine in some European countries.
It is native to Europe that grows in mild areas worldwide, such as dry woods and grasslands and has many beneficial photo-compounds, including saponins and flavonoid antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol.
Possible Side Effects
Not recommended during pregnancy, or whilst breastfeeding.
Children under 12 years of age should not use this herb.
It should be avoided in patients with oedema due to renal or cardiac insufficiency.
It might cause heartburn.
People who are allergic to latex might also be allergic to goldenrod.
There is a concern that goldenrod might make the body accumulate more sodium (salt). This can make high blood pressure worse. Consult your doctor if in doubt.
If you have a lower blood pressure than you need, drink the goldenrod carefully, because it lowers your blood pressure to a small extent. Consult your doctor if in doubt.
Some experts warn that goldenrod may interfere with the body’s response to COVID-19. There is no strong data to support this warning.
Because these products do contain active ingredients, please ensure that you do not exceed the recommended doses and if in any doubt, or if you experience any side effects – however slight – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.
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