Fields of healing Golden flowers?! Here's how to use them...

Goldenrod herbs

While driving down I95 South, from New York to Pennsylvania with my husband, he pointed out that the leaves were beginning to change on the trees.

They were turning orange, red and yellow, reminding us that another season is coming.

I noticed something else as we drove down that highway.

There were large patches of tall golden yellow flowers. They were beautiful and they were everywhere – covering both sides of the road.

They really brightened up the highway!

It was fields of goldenrod.

Goldenrod was traditionally used for respiratory ailments like lung inflammation.[1]

Nature must be giving us a clue that this would be a great time of year to enjoy some Goldenrod tea or Goldenrod herbal tinctures.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine the fall season is connected to our “lung” element. It would make perfect sense to use Goldenrod at this time of year to help support the lungs during the fall season.

Take a look around at your environment. Is Goldenrod growing in your area?

Maybe along the side of the road or in a nearby field or backyard?

If you live in a city, have you seen it growing in any of the parks or abandoned lots?

If yes, incorporate this healing herb into your diet at this time of year.

There’s a great quote by the 14th century physician, botanist and alchemist, Paracelsus. His words of wisdom are just as true today as they were centuries ago.

“The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.” – Paracelsus –

Let’s open our minds and start with nature.

What do you think she is telling us?

I think she may be saying it’s a good time of year to harvest those fields of gold and to let our bodies be nourished by this healing herb.

Have you tried Goldenrod yet?

[1] http://herbgardens.about.com/od/medicinalherbs/p/What-Is-Goldenrod-Used-For.htm