Often blamed for seasonal allergies, Goldenrod is a highly misunderstood and under utilized healing herb. His golden plumes bloom in the late summer and early fall at the same time the culprit Ragweed’s less conspicuous blooms start sending pollen into the air, irritating the noses and throats of many. While Ragweed’s pollen is airborne, Goldenrod relies on the work of the butterflies and bees for pollination.
This beautiful herb has many medicinal uses and is great for having on hand during flu season. He is great for using to treat muscle aches and bringing down fevers and because of his showy golden plume, he is easy to find when he is blooming.
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