Solidago. Solidago odora.

Botanical name: 

Synonyms—Sweet Golden Rod, Fragrant Leaved Golden Rod, Sweet Scented Golden Rod, Blue Mountain Tea.

The plant contains a volatile oil.


An infusion may be given in doses of one ounce.
The oil is given in from one to three drops.
There is a homeopathic mother tincture.

Therapy—This agent has been used as a domestic remedy for backaches and diseases of the kidneys for centuries in Germany. Rademacher spoke highly of its properties. Homeopathic physicians prescribe it where there is pain in the kidneys, from any cause, extending forward toward the abdomen. Pain in circumscribed spots over the kidneys. Difficult and scanty urination, where the urine is of dark color, and contains a heavy sediment. Where there is nephritis, either acute or chronic. It is useful where there is suppression of urine in infants, or retained urine, which causes general depression, with headache. Urinary obstructions, from any character, in the early stage of dropsy, depending upon kidney disease.

The oil is carminative, and may be given in flatulent colic, cramps or pains in the stomach, from flatulency, with or without nausea.

In dysentery, diarrhea and in cholera morbus, an infusion or a few drops of the oil in hot water, given in conjunction with other indicated remedies, will be found of service. Hot infusions should be tried in amenorrhea, especially that form resulting from a cold of recent occurrence.

The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.