The history of goldenrod dates back to BC. This plant is mentioned in all the books written in the history of medicine. Its healing quality is approved and used in every part of the world. Its Latin name is Solidago Virgourea. In scientific studies, it has been found to be especially effective in kidney failure disorders.
It is mostly found in the Yayladağ region of Hatay in our country. However, it is frequently grown in every region of Anatolia. The plant, which has recently been used in beekeeping, has a nice taste and fragrant aroma.
In general, it grows in humid environments. Healthier products can be obtained in open areas and hills with high air flow. For this reason, Altınbaşak herb is more abundant, especially in the Mediterranean climate. Since it is used in the pharmaceutical and food industry, it also makes an important contribution to agricultural cultivation.
The environmental conditions in which the plant will be grown are of great importance.
This substance attracts dirt, dust and harmful substances to the adhesive layer. This sticky substance is called niseyha, with its Arabic name. The height of the plant can reach up to 1 meter depending on the environmental conditions. However, under normal conditions, it is 30-40 cm in size. Its flowers are golden yellow in color, so it is called Altınbaşak. It is also known by the names Altınasa and Judaeode among the people.
Content and Benefits:
Plenty of vitamin P, flavone and sponnin is found. For this reason, successful results are obtained especially in kidney and bladder diseases. It has a strong diuretic property. For this reason, it has been determined that it reduces the stones in the urinary tract and removes urinary tract infections. It is also used for varicose veins, joint rheumatism, joint inflammation and rheumatic disorders. It facilitates digestion.
It has the feature of curing stomach and intestinal wounds. It stops nausea, helps to remove toxins from the body, is antiseptic.
It has been observed that Altınbaşak tea calms the nerves and treats depression-related problems.
It reduces menstrual bleeding and pain. It is beneficial for eczema, joint rheumatism, varicose veins and joint pains.
Altinbaşak herb, which has been found to be effective in the treatment of diseases as a result of scientific research, should still be used under the supervision of a doctor. The biggest reason for this is that when used in excessive kidney inflammation, it has side effects such as itching due to the inflammation that dissolves. For this reason, it is definitely not recommended for patients with such diseases to use it without the approval of a doctor.
The plant can be used both internally and externally. The flowers on the above-ground parts of the plant collected during the flowering period can be cut and consumed as fresh or dried. For external uses, the plant can be used on wounds by making a paste or compressing it. It is drunk by making tea for internal use. It will be sufficient to put a teaspoon of goldenrod grass in a glass of boiled water.
It has been determined that the tea made with goldenrod herb also reduces heavy menstrual bleeding and menstrual pain.
In addition, if the powdered herb is mixed with water and brought to a paste consistency, it can be massaged into the areas with joint pain or applied as an ointment on the wounds.
Like all medicinal herbs, goldenrod herb should not be consumed in excessive doses despite its beneficial properties. It can cause very serious problems for patients who have chronic diseases and use regular medication without consulting their doctor. They should not exceed their doctor’s permission and the recommended dose. It is not recommended for patients with kidney inflammations. The reason for this is that it dissolves the inflammation in an instant, and it can cause excessive itching in the body.
It is also used in the cotton and wool industry due to the coloring properties of its leaves.