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Hydrangea (Hydrangeaarborescens L.)

Synonyms/Common Names/Related Substances:

  • Alkaloid fraction, anthocyanins, caffeoylquinic acid, common Hydrangea, French hydrangea, glucosylcyanidin anthocyanins, glucosyldelphinidin, guilder rose, H. hortensia, hydragenol, Hydrangeaarborescens, Hydrangeaarborescens L., Hydrangea ashei Harbison, Hydrangea cinerea, hydrangea extract, Hydrangea macrophylla, Hydrangea macrophylla Thunb., Hydrangea paniculata Sieb., Hydrangea quercifolia Bart, Hydrangea radiata Walt., Hydrangea vulgaris, Hydrangea xanthoneura, Hydrangeaceae (family), Hydrangeae Dulcis Folium, hydrangeaic acid, hydrangenol, hydrangeol, hydrangin, mountain hydrangea, oakleaf hydrangea, panicled hydrangea, seven barks, silverleaf hydrangea, small ashy hydrangea, smooth hydrangea, wild hydrangea.

Clinical Bottom Line/Effectiveness

Brief Background:

  • Hydrangea is an ornamental plant native to North and South America and eastern and southern Asia, including the Himalayas, Indonesia, Japan, and China. It has been used for medicinal purposes, primarily for the treatment of urinary tract disorders, in traditional Chinese medicine and by the Cherokee tribe of North America.
  • There is currently a lack of human clinical trials on hydrangea. Limited in vitro and animal research has investigated the potential antifungal, antihyperglycemic, and antimalarial properties of hydrangea constituents. There is also in vivo animal study that suggests a possible topical application for hydrangea in the prevention of male pattern baldness. Studies substantiating its traditional use for urinary tract disorders are lacking.
  • There is currently insufficient evidence available in humans to support the use of hydrangea for any indication.

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References

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