Drink at least 2 L of water qDay while taking goldenrod
One cup of tea BID-QID between meals
Seep 1-2 tsp (3-5 g) of the dried herb in 150 mL boiling water for 5-10 minutes, strain.
Usual dose ranges from 6-12 g/day
Liquid Extract (1:1 in 25% ethanol)
0.5-2 mL BID-TID
Tincute (1:5 in 45% ethanol)
0.5-1 mL BID-TID
Diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, gout, rheumatism, arthritis, eczema, acute pulmonary tuberculosis, diabetes, liver enlargement, hemorrhoids, internal bleeding, allergic rhinitis, asthma, prostatic hypertrophy,"irrigation therapy" to increase urine flow to treat/prevent inflammatory disease of the lower urinary tract, urinary calculi, and kidney gravel
Insufficient information available about effectiveness. More studies needed
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: N/A
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Mechanism of Action
Saponins, flavonoids have diuretic effect w/o Na+ loss