It’s no secret to anyone that reads my blog that I absolutely love Goldenrod (Solidago spp.). It has changed my life in so many ways. This golden beauty released me from allergy hell; I no longer suffer from congestion, postnasal drip and sinus headaches (which always led to bronchitis); Goldenrod liberated me.
I knew not only would Goldenrod ameliorate my allergy and asthma symptoms along with supporting my urinary system; last summer, I read that its anti-inflammatory effect may relieve muscle pains and aches including arthritis. Well, I just had to try it. I infused Goldenrod in organic cold pressed olive oil for 6 weeks. I made a nice salve with organic bees wax and waited for my next pain or ache. I tried it and after about ten minutes, I realized the pain had subtly left my body. It really worked! I couldn’t believe my favorite herb relieved pain too, so I asked Mike to try too. I massaged some into his aching shoulder, waited ten minutes, and asked him what he thought. He looked at me and with a very inquisitive look on his face, and then stated, “Yeah, it’s gone.” It’s interesting because, when we tried it, I don’t think we actually thought it was going to work as well as it did. Then I tried it on my lower abdomen for menstrual cramps – voila, they were gone.
The next time I had an ache; Mike put some Goldenrod salve on one part and St. Johns Wort/ Arnica salve on the other side and didn’t tell me which side had which. Well folks, I am happy to announce, I could not tell one side from the other because the pain was just gone. Goldenrod is becoming my go-to herb. It is simply AWESOME!
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