Goldenrod (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:solidago
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Suggested Dosing

Drink at least 2 L of water qDay while taking goldenrod

Tea

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

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Suggested Uses

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

Efficacy

Insufficient information available about effectiveness. More studies needed

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Pollen hypersensitivity

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

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            Pregnancy Categories

            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.

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            Pharmacology

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            Mechanism of Action

            Saponins, flavonoids have diuretic effect w/o Na+ loss

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