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Herb Information
Name: Stone Root
Biological Name: Collinsonia canadensis

Labiatae

Other Names: Stone Root, hardhack, horseweed, heal-all, knob grass, knob root, richweed
Parts Used: Root and rhizome
Active Compounds:
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Essential oil

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Tannins

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Saponins

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Alkaloid

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Resins

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Organic acid

Remedies For

Anti-lithic, diuretic, diaphoretic.

Stone Root is used mainly in the treatment and prevention of stone and gravel in the urinary system and the gall-bladder. It can be used as a prophylactic but is also excellent when the body is in need of help in passing stones of gravel. It is also a strong diuretic.

Traditional herbalists have used stone root for hemorrhoids, catarrhal gastritis, pain in the rectum, heart tonic, rheumatic inflammation, laryngitis, pharyngitis, clergyman's sore throat, dysentery, ulcers, fistula, inflammation of the middle ear, acute cystitis, and vaginismus.

Combinations : For urinary stone and gravel, it may be combined with Parsley Piert, Gravel Root, Pellitory of the Wall or Hydrangea.

Description: Native of Canada.
Dosage:

Decoction: Put 1-2 teaspoonfuls of the dried root in a cup of water, bring to boiling and simmer for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.

Tincture: take 1-2 ml of the tincture three 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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