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Hydrangea arborescens

Latin Name: Hydrangea arborescens 

Common name: Hydrangea

Family: Hydrangeceae

Parts used: Root and rhizome

Constituents: Carbohydrates, Flavonoids, Saponins (Hydrangin).

Medicinal actions: Diuretic, anti-lithic.

Medicinal use: For urinary calculi, nephritis, cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis & BPH.

Pharmacology: Saponins are diurectic.


  • Decoction: 1 Tbsp/cup, TID
  • Capsule: 6-12 g QD
  • Tincture: (1:5, 40%) 2-4 ml TID

Toxicity: May cause dizziness & gastrointestinal tract upset, a feeling of constriction in the chest, and disorders of the central nervous system.

Contraindications: None known.

Interactions: None known.


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