[Goldenrod--a classical exponent in the urological phytotherapy]

Wien Med Wochenschr. 2004 Nov;154(21-22):523-7. doi: 10.1007/s10354-004-0118-4.
[Article in German]


Herbal remedies based on goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea L.) have been well-tried for centuries in the treatment of urinary tract diseases. Investigations in molecular pharmacology could show new mechanisms responsible for the biological effect of natural product from goldenrod extracts. The use of such herbal preparations with a rather complex action spectrum (anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, diuretic, antispasmodic, analgesic) is especially recommended for treatment of infections and inflammations, to prevent formation of kidney stones and to help remove urinary gravel. This therapy is safe at a reasonable price and does not show drug-related side-effects.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics / therapeutic use*
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Calculi / drug therapy
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Extracts / analysis
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Solidago* / chemistry
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urinary Tract Infections / drug therapy
  • Urologic Diseases / drug therapy*


  • Analgesics
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Plant Extracts