Family Name: N.O. Saxifragaceae
Botanical Name(s): Hydrangea arborescens (LINN.)
Popular Name(s): Wild Hydrangea, Seven Barks, Hydrangea
vulgaris, Common Hydrangea
Parts Used: The dried rhizome and root
Habitat: Hydrangea is found widely in the United States.
Description: Hydrangea is an aquatic plant. The bark of the
plant is rough and each of its layers is of different colour. The roots
vary in length and thickness and have numerous radicles. The root and
stalks are very succulent and contains much water. The stalks contain
pith which can be easily removed.
Uses: Hydrangea is used as diuretic, cathartic and as tonic. The
fluid extracted from the herb is used to cure earthy deposits, alkaline
urine, chronic gleet and mucous irritations of the bladder.