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It isn't goldenrod that makes you sneeze. It's the ragweed that grows beside it. Let's take a look at this golden beauty that many would like to banish. Aunt Bett and I never could convince Mom that goldenrod didn't cause her allergies; maybe I can convince you.
Name: Mary Harrington
Mount Vernon, NY (Zone 6b)
Nov 7, 2011 11:25 PM CST
|I put those golden flowers in olive oil that I rub on bruises and sprains. The leaf and flower I actually use in tea/tincture form for colds and flus particularly since it is great for slowing down/stopping the drippy nose thing. Most interesting for me is that ragweed before it blooms and sends out its pollen is one of best herbal antihistamines I know!! Who knew the cure for pollen was actually the plant!! Nature is so accommodating...|
Nov 7, 2011 11:32 PM CST
|I'm sure you know that the timing is critical when grabbing ragweed at just the right time! I'm one who forgets it till it's too late and I'm already sneezing. You are exactly right, Mary. I should have mentioned that in the article but it is one of the few plants that really truly gets on my nerves, so I don't often have kind words for it. |
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Dec 19, 2013 12:26 AM CST
Your Aunt Bett sounds like a true treasure. Thank you for sharing your experiences learning from her.
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Dec 19, 2013 12:27 AM CST
|A lot of my friends right here are true treasures, Lyn.|