Pete Podurgiel wrote:I've been letting the goldenrod do its own thing as the bees seem to enjoy it, but also had the suspicion it was allopathic. It does seem to take over the area that I'm letting it run wild in, but something has to grow there, so why not it? From my observation it does seems to help keep the invasives somewhat at bay, so there's that. Not sure how hard it will be to get rid of if I ever choose to put that area into production, perhaps others will chime in. FWIW, the local beeekeeper I was talking to mentioned there are two varieties around here, not sure about the differences.
As far as medicinal uses, I was surprised to find out that it is a considered to have medicinal properties. Youtube threw me a bunch of unsolicited links on that topic last Fall ~ bizarre. It was a bit late for me to harvest, but this is one of the videos that was recommened to me. I never did make any, but this young lady seems to know her wildcrafting. Perhaps you can glean some info from this:
I like that woman in the video Pete, she's cool :)
I just finished drying my goldenrod to make detox kidney tea & salve for sore muscles.
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