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Solidago virgaurea
Solidago virgaurea minuta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Solidago
Species: S. virgaurea
Binomial name
Solidago virgaurea
L.

Solidago virgaurea (goldenrod or woundwort) is an herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae. It is grown as a garden flower with many different cultivars. It flowers profusely in late summer.

Herbalism

Solidago virga-aurea L. By Jacob van Huysum, which would appear to be the related Solidago canadensis or possibly S. odora.

This plant was cultivated in the Arab world, who used it in their medical system. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries it was used in Europe to heal wounds. It has astringent, diuretic, antiseptic and other properties.

Modern herbalists also use it to treat catarrh and kidney stones.[1] It is blended with other tonic herbs to cleanse or "flush" the kidneys and bladder, either as part of a healing fast, or to treat cystitis. In the case of a fast, it is made into a combined tincture as noted, taken with a supporting blend of herbal teas, and grape or watermelon juice is drunk through the day, alternating with Potassium broth.[2]

References

  1. ^ Howard, Michael. Traditional Folk Remedies (Century, 1987), p.145

Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Solidago virgaurea

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Asterales
Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Astereae
Genus: Solidago
Species: Solidago virgaurea

Name

Solidago virgaurea L.

References

  • Species Plantarum 2:880. 1753
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

Vernacular names

日本語: アキノキリンソウ
Русский: Золотарник обыкновенный
Türkçe: Yahudi otu
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