Hortensia, Hortensia en Arbre, Hortensia de Virginie, Hortension Arborescent, Hydrangea arborscens, Mountain Hydrangea, Seven Barks, Smooth Hydrangea, Viburnum alnifolium, Viburnum americanum, Wild Hydrangea.
Hydrangea is a plant. The root and rhizome (underground stem) are used to make medicine.
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.
The chemicals in hydrangea may cause increased urine output, which could help some urinary tract problems.
Insufficient Evidence for:
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of hydrangea for these uses.
Hydrangea is safe for most people when used only for a few days. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and chest tightness.
It’s UNSAFE to use more than two grams of dried hydrangea rhizome/root at a time. It is also UNSAFE to use hydrangea for long period of time.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of hydrangea during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Moderate Interaction. Be cautious with this combination:
Lithium interacts with HYDRANGEA
Hydrangea might have an effect like a water pill or “diuretic.” Taking hydrangea might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.