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.
How it works
The chemicals in hydrangea may cause increased urine output, which could help some urinary tract problems.
Not ProvenEnlarged prostateProstate infectionsBladder infectionsUrethral infectionsKidney stonesHay feverOther conditions
Hydrangea is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth for only a few days. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and chest tightness
It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use more than 2 grams of dried hydrangea rhizome/root at a time. It is also LIKELY UNSAFE to use hydrangea for long period of time.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking hydrangea if you arepregnantorbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Are there any interactions with medications?
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.