Hello! And welcome to the 2016 A-Z CHALLENGE!!
* confetti *
This year, I’m blogging my way through a botanical alphabet.
I hope you enjoy your time here and by all means,
come back tomorrow and see what plant I’m highlighting next! Cheers!!
aka: blue mountain tea
photo found at www.fcps.edu
Native to Great Britain, Goldenrod came to the New World and was used by the Cherokee for tuberculosis, neuralgia, and fevers. It is usually drunk as a tea and the roots are steeped and used as a diuretic for kidney and bladder issues. Goldenrod is also good for upper respiratory congestion.
The leaves and flowers make a terrific yellow dye for natural fabric crafting. Here's an interesting little fact: when bruised, this herb smells a lot like wild carrot. Just don't pull it up and eat it! It definitely does NOT taste like carrots!
All research references can be found in my Library of Botanical Miscellany.
These posts are in NO WAY medical suggestions. They are intended for informational purposes only.
If you are interested in pursuing natural, herbal remedies, get thee to a reputable herb shop (preferably one that is locally and independently owned and operated) and get educated!
It’s ridiculous that anyone writing about herbal and traditional remedies should have to put a disclaimer at the end of anything.
Use your brain and think for yourself! Just as you shouldn't take a pharmaceutical at face value,
do your herbal research and learn about the amazing plants around us.