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Hydrangea, Hydrangea arborescens
Parts used: Dried rhizome, roots.
Constituents: Glycosides, alkaloids, saponins, resins, gum, sugar, starch, albumen, volatile oil, lime potassa, magnesia, sulphuric and phosphoric acids.
Actions: Diuretic, cathartic, tonic, silagogue, Antilithic.
Indications:
Inflamed or enlarged prostrate glands + Horsetail and Saw Palmetto.
Urinary stones or gravel associated with infections such as cystitis, alkaline urine, chronic gleet, and mucous irritations of the bladder in aged persons, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eczema.
Herbal extract: 30-60mL per week.
Energetics: Cool, pungent, sweet.
Meridians: kidney, bladder, lung.
Caution: In overdoses, it will cause vertigo, oppressions of the chest, etc.
Dosage: 30 grains or fluid extract, 30 to 100 minims.