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Fringe medicine Solidago californica A floral essence said to provide a sense of individuality
Herbal medicine (1) Solidago canadensis, Aaron’s rod, woundwort A flowering herb that contains essential oil, flavonoids, saponins, and tannins, which has been used to treat colds, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections. Some herbalists believe it may also be useful for arthritis, backache, diarrhoea, and as an expectorant

(2) Solidago odora, Blue Mountain tea, sweet goldenrod A perennial herb that is carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic and used by Native American medicine men to treat dropsy—presumably renal failure—and applied topically for bruises