Fun Facts! : The GoldenRod Flower has health benefits and is edible! This flower can be used to reduce swelling, reduce pain, and even stop muscle spasms. You can cook this flower like spinach or even add it to soups. It's commonly made into tea although it will be on the bitter side. People tend to believe that GoldenRod causes seasonal allergies, but no one can actually be allergic to its pollen! It has virtually none and is pollinated by insects.