Hydrangea is a deciduous shrub
growing up to 3m tall and is native to the eastern United States.
A common and beautiful floral shrub in many
people's gardens, using the cultivated varieties, but the wild shrubs do not
usually come to flower in the same way. The flower ball remains tiny and
insignificant rather than the common variety shown in the picture above.
The bark peels off in different coloured layers
and was therefore named “seven barks”.
Nutritionally good for the urinary system, it is said that this herb was
originally used to support the kidneys by the Cherokee Indians.
It has solvent properties and was used for gravel in the kidneys and bladder
by the early settlers.
Common names: Gravel root, stone root, seven barks, smooth hydrangea,
See precautions below please.