|Goldenrod, Photo by Polly Taskey|
Since I've been back home, I've "re-built" an old "thrown out to be burned" (by the neighbors) rabbit hutch so that I can use it for meat rabbits, put up my dried Yarrow, cleaned and re-seasoned the mortar and pestle, taken lots of photos, considered moving back up north nearer my sister, enjoyed my grand-daughter's fifth birthday party, harvested a few things from my garden and made plans to button things up for winter.
I hope the month of September finds you happy and secure! Meanwhile, here are some great tips for using Goldenrod, along with a couple more photos from my recent endeavors.
Goldenrod Historical Uses:
Native Americans used the boiled leaves topically as an astringent and antiseptic for healing wounds, alleviating arthritis, rheumatism and eczema. In Europe and the Americas it has been used internally to treat kidney stones, urinary tract infections, digestive problems, sore throat, fatigue, colds, flu, laryngitis, hayfever and allergies. The leaves have been used topically or internally as a tea. For many years, herbalists in the Appalachians have brewed "Blue Mountain Tea" from Goldenrod for relieving exhaustion and fatigue.
|Dried Yarrow, Photo by Polly Taskey|
|Goldenrod, Yarrow in Quart Jar, Photo by Polly Taskey|
|Cow Elk, Pigeon River State Forest, northern lower Michigan, Photo by Polly Taskey|
Inspired by her Native American roots and Bradbury lineage, Polly Taskey is a writer and grandmother in the northern USA. She shares her wisdom and pagan interests through Pagan by Design and The Moonlit Grove.