Goldenrod: Flower Of Gold

Musings Of A Mountain Mama

"Along the roadside, like the flowers of gold That tawny Incas for their gardens wrought, Heavy with sunshine droops the golden-rod." -Netje Blanchan "Wild Flowers Worth Knowing"(1917) “Along the roadside, like the flowers of gold That tawny Incas for their gardens wrought, Heavy with sunshine droops the golden-rod.”
-Netje Blanchan “Wild Flowers Worth Knowing” (1917)

I love the Golden Rod, the way it looks, the way it smells…all of it, it’s blossoms, it’s leaves, it’s stems.  But, most of all, I love how very helpful it is in controlling my allergy induced asthma that always occurs during this time of the year.  I often get hay fever in the fall and I do not take pharmaceuticals for it (I have not taken pharmaceuticals in close to 15 years!) but instead I drink golden rod infusion and it helps tremendously in controlling the secondary lung congestion that I always inevitably get.

Not only does it effectively clear up lung congestion but it is also a diuretic/urinary tract strengthener.  It causes excess fluid to quickly and efficiently…

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