Information on Hydrangea

Latin NameHydrangea arborescens
Other NamesWild hydrangea
Part UsedRoot
Herb FormsTincture, bulk herb.
AffectsUrinary system
CautionsNot for long-term use; do not exceed recommended dose.
Botanical InfoA highly branched shrub from the Hydrangea family with ovate leaves and a rounded flower cluster.
DescriptionHydrangea root is one of the most effective remedies for kidney and bladder stones--for eliminating them as well as preventing their formation in people who are susceptible.

Hydrangea has a taste of PUNGENT, SWEET and a temperature of WARM.


Decoction1-2 cups 2-3 x daily
Tincture2-4 dropperful 3-4 x daily

Ailments Treated by Hydrangea

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication


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