Hydrangea arborescens

Last modified on January 23rd, 2019

Hydrangea arborescens signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Hydrangea arborescens is used

      Hydrangea arborescens. *N.O. Hydrangeacee (or Saxifragaceae). Tincture of fresh leaves and young shoots. Fluid extract.


Bladder, catarrh of, stone in. Diabetes. Gravel. Prostatic affections. Urine, incontinence of.


Like some other members of the Saxifragaceae, *Hydrang. has a traditional reputation as a “stone-breaking” remedy having been used in calculous diseases for many years. Dr. Nottingham, of Lansing, says (*Amer. *Hom., November 15, 1899) that in physiological doses it produces “giddiness, oppression of the chest, and acts as a cathartic, diuretic, sialogogue, and narcotic.” He used it with brilliant results in the following case: Mr. B., 7I, tall, slender, dark, was exceedingly irritable and frequently subject to violent paroxysms of anger. For many years he had been accustomed to make the most reckless use of drugs, and was always requesting his homoeopathic doctor to give him “something stronger.” For eight years he had suffered from vesical sphincter-irritation, with dribbling of urine, severe spasms of prostate, renal catarrh, yellow sand in urine, and even small calculi. After persistent use of best indicated remedies with no effect, the fluid extract of *Hydrang. was given, as teaspoonful every three or four hours, and the symptoms disappeared in a remarkably short time. Cooper has also used this remedy (which, he says, is the thirstiest plant known) with good effect in diabetes, in cases presenting great thirst with abdominal symptoms and in enlarged prostate. It appears to act strongly on the neck of the bladder. Hansen adds that it is particularly useful for profuse deposits of white amorphous salts in the urine, and has arrested the tendency to formation of calculi, relieves distress from renal calculus, with soreness over region of kidneys and bloody urine.


*Compare: Berberis, Sabal. s., Solidago-v. a., Uva. ursi., Thlaspi b. p., Ocim. c.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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