Essential Oils – Goldenrod – The Name Means Complete

goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) It belongs to the daisy family of botanical plants. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops. Most people find this hay fever plant to be more of a pest than a help, but read on to find out that it has excellent healing properties. The same goldenrod that causes autumn allergies for millions has been used for centuries as an herbal medicine by millions more. The botanical name Solidago comes from the Latin term solidare, to do everything. The plant grows 2 to 3 feet tall, with alternate leaves and golden flower panicles at the top.

A bit of history: During the Boston Tea Party, colonists drank goldenrod tea instead of English tea, earning it the nickname “liberty tea.”

How can we use goldenrod essential oil today?

Goldenrod oil is used for hypertension, liver congestion, hepatitis and fatty liver, circulatory conditions, and urinary tract and bladder conditions. Goldenrod is a little-known essential oil made from a plant that grows as a prolific weed in areas of Canada. The oil has a very distinctive fragrance, quite strong but not unpleasant, and its main use is for its anti-allergic properties, for conditions such as hay fever, allergic reactions, coughs, and respiratory system infections. It is also reputed to be a conditioner of the lymphatic system, a regulator of the autonomic nervous system, and a healer of wounds, insect bites, and inflammation.

How can you apply this oil?

Goldenrod can be diluted 50-50 and applied to the spot, chakra/vita flex points, directly inhaled, diffused and taken internally. Regarding safety, goldenrod is not toxic, does not irritate and does not sensitize.

Do you want to know more about essential oils and how they can help us stay healthy? Consider becoming a certified clinical aromatherapist. The Institute for Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy teaches classes throughout the United States on aromatherapy and energy healing.

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