Goldenrod (Solidago)

Published October 15, 1987; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Goldrute

Name of Drug

Solidaginis virgaureae herba, European goldenrod herb.
Solidaginis herba, goldenrod herb.

Composition of Drug

European goldenrod herb consists of the above-ground parts of Solidago virgaurea L. [Fam. Asteraceae] gathered during the flowering season and dried carefully, as well as their preparations in effective dosage.

Goldenrod herb consists of the above-ground parts of S. serotina Aiton (synonym S. gigantea Willdenow), S. canadensis L. and hybrids thereof gathered during the flowering season and carefully dried, as well as their preparations in effective dosage.

The herb contains flavonoids, saponins, and phenol glycosides.

Uses

As irrigation therapy for inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract, urinary calculi and kidney gravel, as prophylaxis for urinary calculi and kidney gravel.

Contraindications

None known.

Note: No irrigation therapy in case of edema due to impaired heart and kidney function.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Daily dosage:

6 - 12 g herb; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted drug for teas and other galenical preparations for internal use.

Note: Observe copious intake of fluids.

Actions

Diuretic
Mildly Antispasmodic
Antiphlogistic.