Goldenrod, otherwise known as Solidago is an amazing herbal ally. Solidago actually means to make strong, or to make healthy. I have used this plant for many years for the change of seasons from summer to fall. Below is a recipe to macerate this herb into a vinegar. I have often found that this vinegar gives me crazy dreams so make sure to enjoy the ride.
Medicinal Benefits of Solidago:
- improve mineral balance
- reduce flatulence
- enhance immune functioning
- topical anti-inflammatory and antiseptic
It was once believed that goldenrod could actually make rubber. Can you imagine how this would change the world? Shoes made out of goldenrod.
Goldenrod is also a great dye for those seeking a yellow color and it was also used by Native Americas for throat ache!
How to make the Goldenrod Vinegar:
Coarsely chop all parts of the goldenrod, filling this into a jar; then fill the jar to the top with apple cider vinegar. I would use a plastic cap as vinegar can erode metal. The goldenrod vinegar will be ready in six weeks. Amazing to use as a salad dressing. Yum!