Hydrangea Root (Hydrangea Arborescens)
Also known as seven-bark, the Hydrangea arborescens - is a native of North America, but it is found rowing wildly all through Europe and the Asian subcontinent.
This is a very versatile medicinal plant, but it is primarily recognized as a remedy for kidney problems. It is acclaimed especially for its tonic, cathartic and diuretic properties. It is highly effective for the treatment of calculous diseases. Though it does not remove the stones from the gall bladder, it helps remove them and kills the pain. The effectiveness of the Hydrangea arborescens to remove stones has been proven by a number of research studies.
The root of this medicinal plant is used and as per the remedies used by the Cherokee Indians, it can be used to treat urinary problems and stones, dropsy, scurvy, gout, backache, enlarged prostate, cystitis, glandular conditions, rheumatism, arthritis and all types of rheumatic conditions.
It is especially potent for all types of kidney problems; it has been found many times to be able to cure almost terminally ill patients – just with the tea of Hydrangea arborescens and nothing else.
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!