Goldenrod grows in abundance around our property this time of year. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the bringer of horrible fall allergies. The confusion is a result of timing – we see it waving its showy face around everywhere right at the time ragweed starts causing trouble.
Even more interesting is the belief that goldenrod has many health benefits
, including allergy relief.
To try this out I harvested a bit of goldenrod and made a tincture in vodka. I wish I had taken some extra to make tea with so I could try that, too. It’s patriotic, you know. Apparently after the Boston Tea Party boycott, goldenrod tea was used as a substitute and was referred to as Freedom Fries Liberty Tea.
Will report back with results after I’ve had a chance to use it.