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Biological Name: Hydrangea arborescensHydrangea

Family: Saxifragaceae

Other Names: Wild Hydrangea, Seven Barks, Hydrangea

Elements Applied: Dried rootstock is commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Active Components:

  • Flavonoids; quercetin, kaempferol;
  • Volatile oil, saponin, and hydrangin

Used For: The herb is known to induce urination. Its primary use consists in treating prostate enlargement or inflammations. Additionally, it can be applied to relieve urinary gravel or stones, linked with infectious conditions, like cystitis.

Commonly mixed with: To relieve kidney stones the herb is commonly used in combination with Gravel Root, Bearberry, and Stone Root. As a relief for prostate conditions, it is mixed with Saw Palmetto and Horsetail.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare a decoction, take two teaspoons of root extract for 250 ml of water, boil it up and leave on low heat for ten to fifteen minutes. The result is consumed thrice per day.

In form of tincture the plant is applied at a dose of 2-4 ml thrice a day.

Safety: There is no data concerning the herb’s safety level. It is possible that the plant interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider before taking the remedy.