If goldenrod makes a sudden appearance near a door or home, it is believed that unexpected good fortune is soon to arrive. Used in money spells, love spells, as well as others, having spiritual and energetic benefits. Also used to increase clarity and divination. Also known as "Solidago" meaning "to make whole". Legends tell that the stem could be used by some as a divining rod.
Traditionally used as a tea, the tea should be drunk between meals. May also be taken as a capsule or extract. The plant grows 2 to 3 feet high, with alternating leaves and panicles of golden flowers on top.