Stone Root

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Biological Name: Collinsonia canadensisStone Root

Family: Labiatae

Other Names: heal-all, richweed, Stone Root, knob root, hardhack, knob grass, horseweed

Elements Applied: The rootstock is applied in herbal medicine.

Active Components:

  • Tannins
  • Saponins
  • Alkaloid
  • Resins
  • Organic acid
  • Essential oil

Used For: The herb is used to induce urination and perspiration.

Stone Root is predominantly applied to prevent and treat gravel and stones in the urinary tract and gallbladder. It may be used to maintain the tract in healthy state, but is equally beneficial when it comes to eliminating gravel and stones. The herb can also induce urination.

Conventional homeopathists applied stone root for vaginismus, severe cystitis, middle ear inflammations, fistula, ulcers, dysentery, clergyman’s sore throat, pharyngitis, laryngitis, rheumatic inflammations, heart weakness, rectum pains, inflammatory gastritis, and hemorrhoids.

Commonly mixed with: To eliminate gravel and stones from the urinary tract the plant is most commonly used with Hydrangea, Pellitory of the Wall, Gravel Root, and Parsley Piert.

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous to Canada.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare a decoction, take 1-2 teaspoons of dried 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 herb is applied at a quantity of 1-2 ml thrice per 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 prior to taking the remedy.