Friday, August 20, 2010

Solidago canadensis

Goldenrod: "The oil or liniment makes a fabulous and very effective topical treatment for any sort of hurt, strained or damaged muscles."

This is the oil and liniment together. Yep, it works a treat.


Anonymous said...

Awesome! I have a ton of it in my yard. Now I know what I can do with it. Thanks.

Amber said...

That's great!

I'm falling hard for goldenrod. Last year I made the oil and liniment. This year I tinctured and dried some. I finished processing all the dried goldenrod I had hanging up last night. The scent was so nice and just being near the plant makes me fee warm, sunny and happy.

I brewed up some tea from the dried flowers and leaves and have been enjoying the fairly bitter taste with the slightest trace of an anise like finish.

I think the tea will make a lovely digestive stimulant and I'm excited to try the tincture when it's ready.

This is quickly becoming one of my favourite herbs!