Astraea, the virgin goddess in ancient Greece, fleeing from the wickedness of humanity, ascended to heaven to become the constellation Virgo which can still be seen twinkling in the sky on a clear night. The moral decline of humanity was punished by a flood; after the flood waters receded leaving behind mud, Astraea’s tears of compassion were fated to have watered a seed of a gold-flowered plant, a symbol of faith in a better future: Solidago virgaurea herba. The fact that this plant has so many names – wound wort, Canada goldenrod, northern goldenrod, Missouri goldenrod, giant goldenrod, yellow weed, Aaron’s rod – speaks best of its popularity.
The three-pronged action of this plant – anti-inflammatory, diuretic and spasmolytic – is the reason why it is a very frequent ingredient of herbal mixtures used to cleanse the urinary tract and is also used as a supplementary therapy alongside antibiotics. In addition, it helps in a number of ailments, from from tonsillitis to bronchitis and depression, solidagio is a highly regarded herbal remedy useful in the treatment all ailments and complications caused by inflammations such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and hypertension.
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