Hydrangea Root

hydrangea rootWe usually think of Hydrangeas as a beautiful summer blooming shrub with it’s large leaves and colorful pom-pom flowers. It may surprise you that the wild species, Hydrangea arborescens, has been used by Native American Indians for hundreds of years for urinary and kidney troubles. Native to the eastern US, Hydrangea was used by the Cherokee as a remedy for kidney and bladder stones.

Currently, western herbal medicine considers hydrangea root a diuretic tonic for the genito-urinary system helpful for cystitis, urethritis, enlarged prostate and prostatitis. Hydrangea root is also used for Continue reading