Golden rod leaf | Solidago virgaurea | Organic


Golden rod is approved by the German Commission E for urinary tract infections and kidney stones. This herb has a long tradition of use.

The diuretic effect is actually an “aquaretic” effect which means it increases renal output by increasing renal bloodflow and glomerular filtration rate.

Golden rod’s other main action is as an anti-catarrhal and is useful for allergic rhinitis and nasal catarrh. It is BHP specific for chronic nasal catarrh.

Golden rod has antifungal activity and has been shown to reduce biofilms created by Candida albicans (2).

Golden rod is found in our Hayfever tea, and our Spring tonic.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.


  1. Fisher, C, 2009 Materia Medica of Western Herbs
  2. Inhibition of adhesion-specific genes by Solidago virgaurea extract causes loss of Candida albicans biofilm integrity. J Appl Microbiol. 2019 Jul;127(1):68-77.
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Additional information


Dried Golden rod leaf and flower organic


Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Anticatarrhal


Triterpenoid saponins – bisdesmosidic polygala acid, solidagosaponins, virgaureasaponins, Triterpenes – germacrene, trans-phytol, b-amyrin, Tannins – catechin type, Flavonoids – quercetin, rutin, isoquercetin, astragalin, hyperoside, nicotiflorin, kaempferol, Volatile oil – a-cadinene, Phenol glycosides – leiocarposide, virgaureoside A, Phenolic acids – caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, solidagolactones, elongatolides C & E, benzoates, a-tocopherol-quinone, Polsaccharides


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or trying to conceive. Please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse the tea 1-3 times until it is spent. Drink 1-3 times daily.


20 grams tea, 30 grams tea, 50 grams tea

Country of origin

Golden rod is native to Europe, Asia and North Africa. This tea is harvested in Canterbury, New Zealand unless seasonal variation means we cannot source locally grown herb.