plant of the month

 Goldenrod ( Solidago) is a perennial plant that is well-known for its healing properties. The plant does NOT cause seasonal allergies as many tend to believe. Ragweed, which does trigger allergies, is often confused with goldenrod. Young goldenrod leaves are edible and can be used fresh or as a dried herb to make tea (although it is bitter), or as a fluid extract, tincture, or in capsules.