It not only has beautiful yellow flowers, but also healing powers: Genuine Goldenrod is used for flushing with bladder weakness and thus offers a herbal alternative for the treatment of urinary tract diseases. It is unmistakable because you can recognize it from afar by its bright yellow. The true Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) is found in Europe, North Africa and West Asia and grows on grasslands, perennials or in sparse forests. Already in the 17th century, it was discovered as a means of flushing therapy for urinary tract symptoms. It offers help to many afflicted, because urinary problems are not only unpleasant for those affected, but also very painful.
Cause of bladder infections
Women are more likely to have bladder infections than men because their urethra is shorter and in the immediate vicinity of the intestinal outlet. Germs from the anal area can easily enter the urethra and ascend into the bladder. But even men know the suffering. With them it is favored by a prostate enlargement. Many patients have regular urinary tract symptoms with symptoms such as burning, pulling, intense urination and moderate urination.
Therefore, a treatment with few side effects is recommended - in addition to the often inevitable therapy with antibiotics or other chemical medicines. Here is a flush with the real goldenrod. It is particularly suitable for the supportive treatment of urinary tract infections, because it improves kidney circulation and increases the amount of excreted urine. If you drink two or better three liters of a tea infusion every day, the pathogens are flushed out.
This is a pure water excretion without loss of salt, called in the jargon Aquarese. Other medicinal plants such as birch leaves, horsetail or nettle leaves can be used.
Ingredients and effect of goldenrod
According to the European Pharmacopoeia, the real goldenrod uses the "dried aboveground parts collected at the time of flowering", ie the herbaceous content of the parent plant Solidago virgaurea. In homeopathy, the fresh inflorescences are prepared. The main ingredients - flavonoids and saponins - promote the excretion of urine and toxins according to the principle of aquarese. The real Goldenrod also has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and analgesic. These properties are probably based on the contained phenol glycosides, which are found only in her, but not in other Goldenrod species.
The medicinal plant is also used in kidney inflammation or kidney meal, mainly in the form of tea or drops. In addition, there are indications that it is also helpful in rheumatism, venous diseases or chronic skin diseases. Scientists believe that the immunostimulatory effects of saponins could play a role here.
Application of goldenrod
Outwardly finds the real Goldenrod, due to the Gerbstoffanteil, application in inflammation of the oral and pharyngeal cavity and in poorly healing wounds. Attention: However, if symptoms persist for more than three days, be sure to seek medical advice if you have a fever or blood in your urine, and if you have chronic kidney disease. When water accumulates due to restricted cardiac or kidney activity, real goldenrod is not allowed.