Goldenrod - Nawłoć Pospolita
According to old folklore, finding some near your house meant the people who resided there would have good fortune. In fact, one variety was even known as the “Liberty tea,” since after the Boston Tea Party in 1773, the only good alternative for tea was goldenrod tea.
Goldenrod gets a bad rap from allergy sufferers, as it's often falsely accused of being responsible for annual allergies. In actuality, it’s ragweed that blooms around the same time that is the culprit. As with most herbs, goldenrod is more than just a common garden plant, it also serves as a natural remedy that has been used to treat people across three continents with a variety of medical conditions related to the kidney and bladder for centuries.
Most commonly, Goldenrod is used as an aquaretic agent, meaning that it promotes the loss of water from the body (as compared to a diuretic, which promotes the loss of both water and electrolytes such as salt). It is used frequently in Europe to treat urinary tract inflammation and to prevent or treat kidney stones.
In fact, goldenrod has received official recognition in Germany for its effectiveness in getting rid of kidney stones, and it is commonly found in teas and tinctures to help "flush out" kidney stones and stop inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract. Goldenrod is said to wash out bacteria and kidney stones by increasing the flow of urine and also soothing inflamed tissues and calming muscle spasms in the urinary tract. It isn't used as a cure by itself, but rather as an adjunct to other, more definitive treatments such as (in the case of bladder infections) antibiotics. Several studies have found that goldenrod does in fact increase urine flow.
Nawłoćsprawdza się doskonale przy skąpomoczu, w kuracjach odtruwających i przeciwobrzękowych, przy nadciśnieniu (usuwanie sodu i chloru z ustroju), w profilaktyce infekcji, stanów zapalnych i kamicy układu moczowego, w zapaleniu nerek i pęcherza moczowego, w zapaleniu gruczołu krokowego. Działa wykrztuśnie w przebiegu nieżytów układu oddechowego. Korzystny przy kaszlu suchym. Polecany od dawna w leczeniu dny i reumatyzmu.