Goldenrod Materia Medica


Goldenrod’s healing properties have been revered since ancient times. These golden plants were once thought to be markers for hidden golden treasure as well as for hidden springs. These beliefs, while perhaps not valid in a literal sense, highlight two important psycho-spiritual aspects of goldenrod: the themes of gold and hiddeness. Regarding the latter theme, the pleasing scent and anise-like flavor of goldenrod was used by early herbalists to disguise the bitter taste and unpleasant scents of other herbal ingredients in a particular medicine.

Goldenrod is an important small oil which occupies a crucial therapeutic niche. To help understand its nature, envision: mist rising from a dew-covered field which is being warmed by a gentle, early morning sun. This image contains all of the central elements of goldenrod’s healing powers: gentle warmth, golden light, vaporizing water and the interface of water and air.

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18 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Sycotic
Sefirot: Malkhut/Yesod Interface
Constitutional Type: Hysteria
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and folklore; herbal medicine; homeopathic remedy Solidago; homeopathic remedy Nat. Sulph; the fluid organism; Dampness; kidneys; liver; spleen; the themes of gold; Sycotic miasm; hydrogenoid constitution; hysteria; Malkhut/Yesod Interface.

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