Goldenrod Essential Oil
Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)supports the circulatory system, urinary tract, and liver function.* It has relaxing and calming effects. The genus name, Solidago, comes from the Latin solide, which means "to make whole."
Goldenrod has an approximate ORAC of 619,026 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
Goldenrod (Solidago Canadensis) is in the daisy family of botanical plants. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops. Most people find this a hay-fever producing plant more a pest than a help but read on to find that it has some great healing properties. The same goldenrod that causes autumn allergies for millions has been used for centuries as an herbal medication by millions more. The botanical name Solidago comes from the Latin term solidare, to make whole. The plant grows 2 to 3 feet high, with alternating leaves and panicles of golden flowers on top.
A little history-during the Boston Tea Party, colonists drank goldenrod tea instead of English tea which gave it the nick-name "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, rather strong but not unpleasant, and its main use is in its anti-allergy properties, for conditions like hay fever, allergic reactions, coughs, and respiratory system infections. It is also reputed to be a lymphatic system conditioner, a regulator of the autonomic nervous system, and a healer of wounds, insect bites and inflammation.
How Can This Oil Be Applied?
Goldenrod can be diluted 50-50 and applied on location, on the vita flex points, directly inhaled, diffused and taken internally. As for safety, goldenrod is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.
Body Systems Affected: Cardiovascular System, Hormonal System
Uses: According to Franchomme and as mentioned in the Swiss Pharmacopia, goldenrod essential oil supports the circulatory system including cardiovascular problems like tachycardia and arrhythmia, urinary tract and liver function. According to the University of Montreal, Canada, goldenrod shows great potential in dealing with impotence.
Historical Uses: Diphtheria, dyspepsia, hypertension, influenza, nervousness, respiratory mucus, tonsillitis and pharyngitis.
Properties: Relaxing and calming
How to use: Diffuse. Apply to Vita Flex points and/or directly on area of concern.
Safety: Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc.
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.
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"I just had a really neat oil experience with my TMJ. I am a singer, I have had TMJ struggles since high school. About a month ago, it got SO bad that I could not lie my cheek on a PILLOW, it hurt SO bad!
I went to my chiropractor, and it took her about half an hour of massage to get the muscle relaxed enough to adjust, then she aligned my jaw. THAT felt better, but I still hurt a LOT! So, we muscle tested my oils. I had been using Balsam, Relieve It, PanAway and Peppermint. NONE of them had alleviated the PAIN! BUT, GOLDENROD oil came up as the oil I needed to be using?? I was BAFFLED, but came home and put three drops of Goldenrod oil on my jaw muscle twice a day.
After TWO applications, the pain was at about 20% of what it had been! So, I got curious, and looked up Goldenrod in my essential oil books. It is listed as an ANTI-inflammatory oil! That is why it worked so well!
Just thought I'd share!" Sherry