Medicinal Uses & Benefits

Your golden guide to gathering, growing, and using fall’s most iconic wildflower.

Ready to spin herbal gold?

This bright medicinal is a plant-lovers dream: it’s a premier ally for seasonal allergies, colds, flu, and urinary tract infections ~ a seasonal dye plant ~ a pollinator mecca ~ and a tasty culinary and beverage herb. 

Want to find out what the bees already know and love about goldenrod?

Here’s a good-as-gold list of our articles on luminous goldenrod:

Goldenrod Benefits: The Bee’s Knees for Allergies, Sinus Infections, and Urinary Tract Infections

Our seminal article on goldenrod! This extra special excerpt from our Online Foraging Course shares all the herbal details you need to gather, grow, prepare, and use this tawny wild medicine. Watch out seasonal allergies, UTIs, and sinus infections! Goldenrod’s in town—just check your local field or meadow. Garner everything you need to know about goldenrod right here.

Sweat bee pollinating goldenrod.
Someone holds a cup of steaming tea.

Goldenrod Tea: An Herb for Urinary Tract Infections

This soothing tea is just what the herbalist ordered for bringing ease to the painful symptoms of urinary tract infections. Featuring marshmallow, corn silk, and uva-ursi—all of my favorite herbs for addressing urinary issues. Enjoy my personal recipe and read up on the rest of my UTI protocol on the blog!

Goldenrod Tincture: A Sinus Formula for Allergies, Colds, and Flu

Prone to seasonal allergies or sinus infections? Goldenrod is a premier herb for drying up clogged and soggy sinuses. This is our go-to decongestant tincture formula, co-starring yarrow, stinging nettle, and elderflower. To have your own bottle on hand, make my recipe here.

A person mixes tinctures.

Goldenrod in bloom.

Goldenrod Uses: A Round-Up of Herbal Recipes + Resources

A glowing tribute to goldenrod and its myriad gifts: dye plant, seasonal culinary treat, herbal remedy, and native pollinator plant. Ready to get to know goldenrod? We’ve rounded up a generous bouquet of resources from across the web.

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Indy Srinanth

INDY SRINATH is a Los Angeles based urban gardener, mushroom cultivator, and food justice advocate. She’s committed to increasing organic food access and health literacy in underserved populations. Find her work on Instagram @indyofficinalis. Photo by Juliet Blankespoor

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