(Solidago spp.) Weight of tea varies with herb. The tea is packed tightly in a 4 oz. tin with a clear see-through lid. Each tin makes approximately 20 cups of tea.
There are eleven species of goldenrod in the Rocky Mountains all used in the same way. The young leaves are dried and used in tea as a moderate stimulant. Since its flavor is aromatic 1 tsp. can be added to other less pleasant tasting herbs to cover their repellent taste.
Goldenrod tea is good for weak bowels and also strengthens bladder tone when the bladder has lost its muscular energies.
Goldenrod leave tea is also taken to dissolve kidney stones. Goldenrod flower tea is used for pollen allergies. Two to three weeks before pollen season drink 2 cups of the tea daily, using 2 tsp. dried flowers per 1 cup boiling-hot water. Continue drinking the tea until the pollen season has ended.
Goldenrod is a powerful digestive aid. It is also used to treat jaundice and other problems with the liver. For liver problems, as well as treating upper respiratory problems such as catarrh, two to three cups of tea are taken throughout the day.