Herbal Remedies: Hydrangea for Prostate, Kidney & Bladder Problems
Hydrangea can be used for treating prostatitis, enlarged prostate glands, kidney stones and bladder stones.
Hydrangea (Hydrangea Arborescens) is a flowering plant, about 10 feet high, with clusters of white or colored flowers. Hydrangea is a popular ornamental plant, grown for its large flowerheads.
Hydrangea for prostatitis, kidney and bladder stones
Hydrangea contains cyanogenic glycoside, volatile oil, saponins, flavonoids, and other constituents. Hydrangea has been used by native Americans for treating urinary health. Today, it is still used to treat kidney and bladder problems. As an effective remedy for treating urinary tract problems, hydrangea is primarily used to treat kidney and bladder stones, helping dissolve stones and expel them from the body. It is also used to treat prostatitis, helping reduce inflammation of the prostate and an enlarged prostate.
Hydrangea has soothing, diuretic, and nephritic properties. Mainly, hydrangea acts as a water pill or a diuretic. It increases urine output. Thus, it is useful in treating cystitis, kidney disease and prostate problems, especially with the symptoms of frequent urination, sharp or burning pain, and inflammation in the bladder or urinary tract. It helps relieve pain in the kidneys, urethra and bladder, dissolves stones, reduces the irritation associated with existing stones, and prevents the formation of stones in urinary tract.
As an urinary tract remedy, hydrangea is used for the following symptoms:
- Urinary tract stones and gravelly deposits
- Profuse deposit of white amorphous salts in urine
- Renal colic
- Bloody urine
- Pain in ureter and lumbar region
- Burning in urethra
- Frequent desire
- Urine hard to start
- Heavy deposit of mucus
- Sharp pain in loins
- Pains from deep in the abdomen to end of urethra
- Great thirst
- Enlarged prostate
- Spasmodic stricture
How to use hydrangea
- Dried hydrangea root powder 1 teaspoon
- Water 2 cups
- Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes
- Drink it, 3 times a day
- Soak hydrangea root powder 100g in 500ml alcohol for 1-2 months
- Consume 5ml with a cup of water, 3 times a day
There are many supplement products in forms of extract liquids and capsules. Follow the instructions on the label of the products.
Please note, hydrangea is not recommended for long term use. Although hydrangea has been used for centuries to treat urinary problems, but this remedy should be used under a doctor’s supervision, because hydrangea may cause low blood pressure, breathing problems, skin irritations or other side effects.
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