Goldenrod – a classical exponent in the urological phytotherapy

@article{Melzig2004GoldenrodA,
  title={Goldenrod – a classical exponent in the urological phytotherapy},
  author={Matthias F. Melzig},
  journal={Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2004},
  volume={154},
  pages={523-527}
}
  • M. Melzig
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • Medicine
  • Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
SummaryHerbal 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… 

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