Medicinal Uses of Hydrangea Root.
- Basic Botanical Info of Radix Dichroae,Hydrangea Root.
- Plant Description:Hydrangea Arborescens.
- History: ancient registrations and tradition of Hydrangea Root.
- Hydrangea Root Phytochemicals and Constituents:
- Pharmacology and Efficacy:Hydrangea Root.
- Medicinal Uses of Hydrangea Root.
- Research Update:Hydrangea arborescens,Hydrangea Root.
Medicinal Uses of Hydrangea Root.
Antiperiodic; Emetic; Expectorant; Febrifuge; Purgative.
This plant is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. The leaves are purgative. They are used in the treatment of stomach cancer. The juice of the leaves is used in Nepal to treat coughs, colds and bronchitis. A decoction of the stem bark is used in the treatment of fevers. a decoction of the leaves is used to treat malarial fever. The root contains several alkaloids and is emetic, expectorant, febrifuge and purgative. The juice of the root is used in Nepal to treat fevers and indigestion. This plant is 26 times more powerful than quinine in the treatment of malaria but causes vomiting. Substances in the plant are 100 times more powerful than quinine, but they are poisonous.
The wood is used as a fuel.
Hydrangea's greatest use is in the treatment of inflamed or enlarged prostate glands. This herb may also be used for urinary stones or gravel associated with infections such as cystitis. It soothes irritated mucus membranes, and will relieve backache caused by kidney trouble.
Hydrangea is also known as Seven Bark. Hydrangea grows up to 9 feet tall, and is found in woodlands and along stream banks in southeastern and central North America. Hydrangeas are marsh or aquatic plants, and hence the name is derived from a Greek compound signifying "water-vessel". The folk name "Seven Bark" was used in reference to the fact that when the bark peels off, it does so in several layers of various colors. The parts of this plant used medicinally are the dried root, rhizome, and leaves. Cherokee Indians used a root decoction or tea as a diuretic, cathartic, and emetic. They also scraped the bark, and made a poultice for wounds, burns, sore muscles, sprains and tumors. They chewed the bark for stomach problems and heart trouble. A decoction of Hydrangea was also used by early American settlers for calculus. The primary chemical constituents of Hydrangea include glycosides (hydrangin), saponins, resins, rutin, essential oils, and flavonoids. It contains no tannins. Hydrangea is well recognized in the treatment of inflamed or enlarged prostate glands. This herb is valued for its solvent properties that help break down and prevent further formation of stones and deposits in the urinary system. Hydrangea has been used for hundreds of years in folk medicine to contribute to the elimination of deposits in the bladder and kidneys. It soothes irritated mucus membranes. This herb will also relieve backache caused by kidney problems. For kidney stones, Hydrangea is often combined with Stone Root, Bearberry and Gravel Root. For prostate problems, it combines well with Horsetail and Saw Palmetto. Indications for which Hydrangea is typically prescribed include frequent urination, accompanied by a sense of burning and sharp, quick pain in the urethra. Other possible symptoms include pain from the irritation of passing renal sand, and aching in the back with irritation and partial suppression of urine.
Action: To stop malarial attacks.
Precaution: It causes vomiting as a side effect; overdosage should be avoided. Used with caution in pregnancy
- 1.Hydrangea is a diuretic that has the reputation for dissolving kidney stones and relieving kidney.
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