Botanical Name - Solidago canadensis
Aroma - Fresh, balsamic and peppery. A slightly bitter aroma with a woody undertone.
Extraction - Steam distillation
Part of Plant - Flowers
Country of Origin - Canada
Chemical constituents - Germacrene D, alpha pinene, limonene
Uses - Strengthening, stimulating, detoxifying. Golden Rod has a diuretic effect which has benefits in supporting the urinary tract and skin. Helpful during the winter season with coughs and colds, respiratory congestion and sinus infection.
Cautions - Avoid during pregnancy and with children, dues to high levels of estragole in some chemotypes.
Mind & Spirit - Opens the solar plexus. May help with stress-related conditions.
Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Associationís standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.