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Herb Information
Name: Hydrangea
Biological Name: Hydrangea arborescens

Saxifragaceae

Other Names: Hydrangea, Seven Barks, Wild Hydrangea
Parts Used: Dried roots and rhizome
Active Compounds:  

o Flavonoids; kaempferol and quercetin
o Hydrangin, saponin, volatile oil

Remedies For: Diuretic, anti-lithic.

Hydrangea's greatest use is in the treatment of inflamed or enlarged prostate glands. It may also be used for urinary stones or gravel associated with infections such as cystitis.

Combinations : In kidney stones, hydrangea is often combined with Stone Root, Bearberry and Gravel Root. In prostate problems it combines well with Horsetail and Saw Palmetto.
Dosage: 

Decoction: put 2 teaspoonfuls of the root in a cup of water, bring to the boil and simmer for l0-l5 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.

Tincture: 2-4 ml of the tincture 3 times a day.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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