Hydrangea root is a small grayish root derived from the hydrangea plant, scientifically known as Hydrangea arborescens L. Hydrangea plant is commonly known as wild hydrangea and seven barks. This second common name is due to the various layers of colored bark on the outside of the root.
Hydrangea is used for urinary tract problems such as infections of the bladder, urethra and prostate; enlarged prostate; and kidney stones. It is also used for hay fever. There are many benefits of using hydrangea root that include its ability to limit bladder infections, reduce inflammation, and prevent autoimmune diseases, among others.
Hydrangea reduces size of an enlarged prostate, Prevents bladder infections by acting as a diuretic.
Limits the appearance of urethral infections, Dissolves kidney and gallbladder stones, Fights back against parasitic infections, Lowers inflammation throughout the body, Reduces the risk of chronic diseases due to its antioxidant properties, Soothes the pain of rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Relieves pain in inflamed or irritated tissues, Strengthens the immune system and prevents autoimmune diseases, Prevents cystitis in women, Reduces risk of hay fever, and acts as an antiseptic and antilithic.
There are a number of ways to use hydrangea root for medicinal purposes, but the most common one includes using the dried root in the form of a tea or mixed into a sugar syrup. It is available in the form of liquid extracts, tinctures in addition to powder and capsule forms.