Golden Rod – Solidago virgaurae

Golden Rod - Solidago virgaurae

Family: Compositae
Height: 70cm

Tall slender stems, narrow leaves & plumes of yellow flowers. Wild variety flowers are more daisy-like than cultivated species.

Golden rod is enjoyed by rabbits and guinea pigs. In addition it grows back thicker when you harvest the tops of the plants.

A wonderfully aromatic plant, Golden Rod adds taste and flavour to dried herb blends as well as fresh herb salads.

Constituents: Saponins, essential oil, bitter principle, tannins, flavanoids.

Actions: Anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diaphoretic, carmative, diuretic.