Goldenrod Oil

Goldenrod

What is Goldenrod oil?

Goldenrod which is also known as the Solidago Canadensis which is the botanical plant of the daisy family. The Goldenrod oil is extracted from the goldenrod flowers by the process of steam distillation. It has been used for medicinal purposes. The term Solidago was derived from the Latin term ‘solidare’ which means to make whole. The plant has leaves in alternated form with the golden flowers on the top which grows from 2 to 3 feet high.

Properties

It works wonder for skin care and urinary tract infections. This plant is an inherent to Canada, USA, and Mexico but some species is inherent to the parts of Europe. Goldenrod has anti-inflammatory, carminative, antifungal, diuretic and expectorant properties which serve as cure benefits. The goldenrod serves as a tonic for kidney and cures bacterial inflammation.

Precautions

There is not enough information available to know if goldenrod oil is safe to take for medical conditions.

Benefits

For the bladder and urinary tract infections

The German commission proved that the goldenrod can treat the bladder and urinary tract infections. It stimulates the frequency and production of urine.

Good for skin

The inflammatory conditions such as acne and eczema can be treated by applying the mixture of goldenrod essential oil and carrier oils like sweet almond or coconut.

 For respiratory issues

It relieves congestion which is caused by the cold or blocked sinuses if inhaled. It helps to breathe easily by loosening the buildup mucus. It has been used by the Native Americans to treat sore throats and respiratory problems.

For seasonal allergies

It can cure the symptoms of hay fever effectively. It can cure the conditions like a runny nose, stop sneezing and watering eyes.

For arthritis and gout

The mixture of goldenrod and carrier oil should be massaged to the affected areas which help to relieve the inflammatory joint conditions such as arthritis and gout. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to comfort the aching muscles.

For oral hygiene

The Native Americans chewed the leaves of this plant to comfort toothache pain. In a glass of water, add few drops of goldenrod essential oil and gargle with this mixture for two times a day. It should not be swallowed.

For minor wounds

It applied to insect bites, burns, minor wounds in order to prevent the infection but it should not be applied to the severe open wound. It also helps to lessen the inflammation.

Decongestant

If goldenrod essential oil is inhaled, then it helps to clear the mucus and nasal congestion due to the presence of anti-allergic properties.

For fungal infections

Due to its antifungal properties, it can be used to treat candida, jock itch, athlete’s foot, and toenail fungus.

For emotional calm

In order to relieve stress, goldenrod essential should be applied a little to the neck, shoulders, and bottoms of the feet or diffuse goldenrod essential oil. The oil if diffused provides a calm and uplifting effect to the mind and also removes the nasty odors which are caused due to tobacco, environmental pollutants, and cooking.

Treating Impotency

The University of Montreal proved that the goldenrod essential oil can treat impotency.

Liver cleanser

It stimulates the liver and improves digestion. It also detoxifies and cleanses the liver.

Improves cardiovascular health

The consumption of cardiovascular health in small doses improves the cardiovascular system. It helps to eliminate the heart ailments.

Treats Insomnia

The goldenrod essential oil if rubbed on the base of the feet helps to feel relax. It provides a better sleep which helps to treat insomnia.

Side effects

The goldenrod essential oil may irritate the sensitive skin though it is non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritating. It may be too strong for the infants and children so it should not be used for below 5 years old. Those who are pregnant should take the supervision of gynecologist or general practitioner. The goldenrod essential oil enhances the general health and brightens the skin. 100% pure goldenrod essential oil should be used to receive maximum benefits.