Latin Name: Hydrangea arborescens
Common name: Hydrangea
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.