Herbs for Healthy Living


Also known as:

Golden Rod


  • Fluid retention
  • Kidney tonic
  • Kidney stones
  • Detox


The herb Solidago is a traditional kidney tonic. It is a small, herbaceous plant found in temperate countries, often in the natural flora of grassy mountainous areas.

What does it do?:

Whilst Solidago has diuretic action, this is not the prime role of the plant. Solidago has been shown to have important anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antiseptic action and seems to strengthen kidney function. This makes it useful as an agent to counter inflammation and irritation of the kidneys when infection or stones are present. The diuretic action is also useful in helping to dissolve kidney stones. Improving kidney function supports the body in removing toxins, making it a useful part of a detoxification programme.

Other information:

Consult a Doctor if a urinary tract condition persists or if it is accompanied by bleeding, fever, nausea or vomiting.