Introduction of Hydrangea:Mountain hydrangea or wild hydrangea.

Popular Herbs. ✵The article gives records of the herb Hydrangea, its English name, Latin name, common names, property and flavor, its botanical source one plant species, ①.Hydrangea arborescens L., with a detailed introduction to the botanical features of this plant species, the growth characteristics, and ecological environment of this plant species, the features of the herb Hydrangea, its pharmacological actions, medicinal efficacy, and administration guide.

Hydrangea(Mountain hydrangea).

Hydrangea arborescens English Name: Hydrangea.
 Latin Name: Hydrangea arborescens L.
 Common Names: Mountain hydrangea, seven barks, smooth hydrangea, wild hydrangea.
 Property and flavor: 

 Brief introduction: Hydrangea arborescens is an upright, woody-stemmed shrub, a native of eastern North America, typically grows to about 3 meters high. It has large oval leaves and heavy clusters of tiny, creamy white flowers. The dried rhizomes and roots are used medicinally.

 Botanical source: Common herbal classics defined the herb Hydrangea as the dried rhizomes and root of the species (1). Hydrangea arborescens L. It is a plant species of the Hydrangea genus, the Saxifragaceae family (Hydrangeaceae, or hydrangea family). The dried fruit and essential oil from the mature fruit are used medicinally. This commonly used species is introduced:

(1).Hydrangea arborescens L.

 Hydrangea arborescens:flowering plants Botanical description: Hydrangea arborescens is a marsh plant, a bush that grows up to 3 meters high and whose leaves are only pubescent on the veins of the undersides. The petiole is 2 to 5 cm long. The leaves are simple or lobbed and opposite. There are no stipules. The bark is rough and tends to peel off. The roots are of various lengths and widths. They are pale gray on the outside and solid with a slight splitting structure.

 The inflorescence is flat cymes of umbels with creamy white flowers. They are androgynous or completely sexless and have inferior ovaries. The fruit is a schizocarp or capsularfruit.

 Hydrangea arborescens:flowering plants Ecological environment: The plant is indigenous to the eastern USA (the United States of America) as far south as Florida.

 Pharmacological actions: ①.diuretic properties; ②.anti-allergic properties;etc.

 Hydrangea has diuretic properties, it increases urination. Some derivatives of the plant display anti-allergic properties.

 Medicinal efficacy: Hydrangea was used by Native American tribes as a diuretic, cathartic, emetic, and topical treatment for wounds, sore muscles, burns, sprains, cancers, and other ailments. Today herbalists still recommend these traditional uses including aid indigestion, diuretics for kidney stones, and various other genitourinary ailments including bladder stones and infections, and prostate disorders.

 Administration of Hydrangea (Mountain hydrangea): 
Reference: Administration Guide of Hydrangea (Mountain hydrangea)
Herbal classic books: A common dose for the liquid root extract is 2 to 4 ml.
 Contraindications, Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Large doses can lead to dizziness, feelings of constriction in the chest, and central nervous system disorders. The plant has a weak potential for sensitization. It is probably wise to avoid consuming hydrangea in large amounts or for long periods. The FDA placed hydrangea on its formerly maintained list of "Herbs of Undefined Safety". Definitely avoid the flower buds as it contains hydrangin and lead to poisoning. Handling the plant can cause contact dermatitis. Overdose lead to negative effects, including painful stomach upset, dizziness, vertigo, etc.

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