Golden Rod, Feverfew, & Mugwort
As a tea this herb is a detoxifier, sore throat reliever, effective in the prevention of urinary tract infections, and It can even help relieve muscle pain. Infuse it into local honey and Apple Cider Vinegar and you have a supportive “Oxymel” to help alleviate allergies. (most people think they are allergic to Golden Rod. However it’s almost always, Ragweed, which looks similar and can grow together. If your one of those that believe your allergic to Golden Rod, rethink this plant. A Golden Rod “Oxymel” is also great as an expectorant, in other words it facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, and mucus. A Golden Rod tea compress can be used to help alleviate a fever. And a poultice can be made to treat wounds.
Most known for inducing “Lucid Dreaming”. Abilities to stimulate inspiration & creativity at a subconscious level. Invigorates circulation and warms the body. Soothes muscles, joint aches and other related pains. Helps to improve mood and relaxation. reduces anxiety, depression, and menstrual pain. Helps strengthen the immune system. Contains Vitamin A, K, E, Potassium, Iron, & calcium. Stimulates gastric juices and bile secretion. It is also used as a liver tonic to promote circulation, and as a sedative.
This ancient herb has been used for various applications. It’s most known for the prevention of migraine headaches and fevers. This herb is one of those I like to call “stay with it”. It’s not an instant fix if you have a migraine. Although some alleviation may occur as it is anti inflammatory. This herb is best used daily before the onset of the migraine. Feverfew is known to reduce blood pressure. Due to its anti inflammatory properties it reduces stomach irritation which allows stimulations of appetite. It can also reduce sensation of dizziness and ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Like Golden Rod, feverfew is great for seasonal allergies. Be aware this herb is not appropriate for children or pregnant & nursing moms.
I am not a doctor, nor do I claim to be one. When introducing new herbal applications into your life please seek your practioner of choice. Especially due to allergies. Herbal applications are unique to each individual, and can take time to be effective when taken internally. For more understanding on this, read my disclaimer & waiver, thanks.