Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica (all 3 vol.) by Clarke J. H.
Hydrangea arborescens [Hydrang].
Hydrangea arborescens. *N.O. Hydrangeacee (or Saxifragaceae).

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

Characteristics:
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.

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

Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics of Rare Homoeopathic Remedies – Supplement to Cowperthwaite Materia Medica or Every Great Materia Medica by Oscar Hansen
hydrangea arborescens [Hydrang].

Therapeutics:
Valuable in certain forms of “gravel,” particularly useful for profuse deposits of white amorphous salts in the urine. Has arrested the tendency to formation of calculus in the bladder and relieved distress from renal calculus, with soreness over the region of the kidneys and bloody urine. (Compare with Berberis, Thlaspi bursa pastoris, and Ocimum canum).

The ABC Manual of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by G. H. Clarke HYDRARGYRUM [Hydrang] Mercury. CHARACTERISTICS. Anaemia, loss of weight, multiform eruptions and other symptoms of primary and secondary syphilis. Plastic exudates about the joints, from the iris, into the pleura, peritoneum, meninges and cellular tissues. Infiltrated tonsils. Mumps, Foul and greasy perspiration. Foul diarrhoeal and choleraic discharges, or dysentery with mucus, blood and much tenesmus. Powerful germicide.

TOXIC EFFECTS Anaemia, the blood is watery, deficient in red corpuscles, and contains much broken down issue. Rapid emaciation.1. Aching pains and soreness in the muscles, bones and joints. Neuralgic pains.2. Headache, fever with loss of memory or delirium.3. Loss of hair. Eruptions upon the skin that assume many forms: they may be pustular, vesicular, eczematous, or resemble measles or scarlet fever. Dermatitis with thickening of the deeper structures. Ulcers, especially upon the extremities. Discharges are excoriating.4. Swelling of the parotid, submaxillary and sublingual glands. Fetid breath, large flow of foul viscid salvia.5. Teeth tender and loose. Inflammation of the mouth. Gums and tongue swollen. Ulceration of the gums and cheeks.6. Vomiting with irritation, softening or ulceration of the gastric mucous membrane. Gastric pain, vomiting of mucus and even blood. Irritation, softening and ulceration of the intestines, especially the large intestine. The stools may be large, watery and foul smelling, or mucous and bloody with much tenesmus. Colic, tenderness of the abdomen. The flow of bile is lessened or wholly suspended.7. Effusions into the peritoneum. Edema of the extremities and the face. Infiltrations into the cellular tissue.8. Albuminuria and suppression of the urine.9. Tremors, paresis.10.

DOSE. Hydrargyri cum creta (gray powder), 1/20 – 2 gr. Hydrargyri chloridum corrosivum, (corrosive sublimate), 1/000 – 1/10 gr. Hydrargyri chloridum mite (calomel), 1/20-1 gr. Mass hydrargyri, (Blue mass), 1/2-3 gr. Unguentum hydrargyri. One half to one dram may be rubbed into the skin daily. Of the above preparations, blue mass, gray powder and calomel in five to ten grain doses are purgative. Fro therapeutic purposes the minutes dose is now invariably used.

THERAPEUTIC USES. Weakness and trembling of the muscles, especially of the mouth and tongue, in syphilitic basilar meningitis. (Minute doses of the chloride or gray powder). Foul and greasy perspiration. Foul odor of the breath. Tongue swelled, showing imprints of teeth. (Second or third decimal trituration of mercury). Parenchymatous tonsilitis. The glands are infiltrated with a plastic, unorganized exudate. (One tenth grain of the gray powder every half hour or hour). Mumps. (Gray powder every hour or two). Inflammation of the submaxillary and sublingual glands.5. Diphtheria with anaemia, albuminuria, plastic exudates, cellular infiltrations and paresis.

1-8-9-10 (Second decimal trituration of corrosive sublimate every hour or two, or better, the cyanide of mercury in doses of the same size). Membranous croup. (Second decimal trituration). Ear feels inflamed internally and externally with cramp-like pain and feeling as if stopped by a swelling. 8. (Second or third decimal trituration). Rheumatic and other inflammations of the joints with plastic exudation and infiltration of the cellular tissue. 2-8. (Apply oleate of mercury lightly twice a day). Indurations threatening abscess.8. (Use the oleate locally). Pleuritis, peritonitis and pericarditis where there is a tendency to fibrinous exudations. 8. (The oleate locally or the chloride in minute doses internally). Anaemia of syphilis. Loss of weight. The blood is watery, deficient in red corpuscles and contains much broken-down tissue.1. (Doses must be incapable of producing physiological effects). Indurated chancre with induration of the inguinal glands. (Minute doses to be continued for many months).

Syphilis. Weakness and rapid emaciation. Aching and soreness in the limbs and joints. Falling out of the hair. Eruptions remarkable for their variety and likely to be vesicular, pustular, eczematous or resemble the exanthematous diseases. Mucous patches.1-2-4-6. (Avoid doses large enough to cause toxic symptoms). Syphilitic iritis and keratitis.8. (The chloride, one- thirtieth to one fifteenth grain with meals, or inunctions of the ointment). Syphilitic chancres. Mucous patches about the mouth and anus, moist excoriating.4-6. (Minute doses internally, and a wash of calomel one grain to lime-water one dram, locally). Syphilitic eruptions and indurations.4-8. (The oleate of mercury, size of bean, locally). Congenital syphilis of children.1-2-3-4-6. (One-tenth to one grain of the gray powder three times a day). Periostitis of the jaw, the teeth feel tender and elongated.6.

Violent vomiting of children from irritation or inflammation caused by indigestible food.7. (Gray powder or calomel in minute doses). Cholera infantum. Nausea. Vomiting, copious and usually offensive diarrhoeal discharges.7. (One-fifteenth grain of calomel or one-tenth grain of gray powder every half hour). Gastro-enteric irritation and inflammation of infants. Summer diarrhoea, the stools being spinach colored or profuse, foul and light colored.7. Diarrhoea. Discharges are sour and colorless from lack of bile.7. Flatulence, distention, thin or pasty light colored stools having a bad odor.7. Chronic diarrhoea with softening of the mucous membrane of the intestines. 7 (Mercury with chalk) Gastric ulcer. 7. (One sixtieth to one- thirtieth grain of the chloride before meals). Bloody, slimy stools with much tenesmus. 7. (Minute doses, second or third decimal trituration, of the chloride are most effective). Jaundice. Nausea, vomiting, pasty tongue and light colored stools. 7. (Minute doses calomel or gray powder) Typhoid fever. Foul smelling diarrhoea. 7. (One tenth grain every two or three hours). Desquamative nephritis. Dropsy, scanty urine, albuminuria. 9 (Small doses.)

Chronic inflammation of the external auditory meatus. 4-8 (Citrine ointment) Obstinate psoriasis and eczema or the hands 4. (Citrine ointment. some danger of salivation). Itching of pruritus ani, psoriasis or eczema. 4 (Calomel one dram, lard one ounce) Scrofulous sores 4 (Calomel ointment) Sycosis menti, chloasma, the various forms of tinea. (Five per cent. solution of the oleate of mercury in oleic acid with the addition of an eighth part of ether) Chloasma and freckles. (Fifteen grains of the chloride to the point of water) Wounds. (One part of the bichloride to from one to ten thousand of water) Pediculi pubis (Apply a strong solution of the chloride with a fine-toothed comb).

Materia medica by Boericke W.
HYDRANGEA [Hydrang]
Seven-barks.

General
A remedy for gravel, profuse deposit of white amorphous salts in urine. Calculus, renal colic, bloody urine. Acts on ureter. Pain in lumbar region. Dizziness. Oppression of chest.
Urine
Burning in urethra and frequent desire. Urine hard to start. Heavy deposit of mucus. SHARP PAIN IN LOINS, especially left. Great thirst, with abdominal symptoms and ENLARGED PROSTATE. [FERR. PIC.; SABAL.] Gravelly deposits. Spasmodic stricture. Profuse deposit of white amorphous salts.

Relationship Compare; LYCOPOD.; CHIMAPHIL.; BERBERIS; PAREIRA; UVA; SABAL; OXYDENDRON; GEUM–Water Avens–(Severe jerking pains from deep in the abdomen to end of urethra; affections of bladder, with pains in penis; worse, eating; relaxed mucous membranes, with excessive and depraved secretions; imperfect digestion and assimilation.) POLYCTRICHUM–Haircap moss–(according to Dr. A.M. Cushing in mother tincture or infusion for enlarged prostate–prostatitis.)

Dose Tincture.

Handbook of Materia Medica and Homoeopathic Therapeutics by Allen T.F.
Hydrangea [Hydrang]
The dried root of Hydrangea arborescens is used either in the

Clinical
This seems to be a valuable remedy for certain forms of “gravel;” particularly useful for profuse deposits of white amorphous salts in the urine. It is reported to have arrested the tendency to formation of calculus in the bladder, as well as to have relieved distress from renal calculus, with soreness over the region of the kidneys, bloody urine, etc. With these indications, it is to be compared with Berb., empirically with Bursa pastoris (Dudgeon), and with Ocimum (Mure).

Thousand Remedies by Boericke.
Hydrangea Arborescens [Hydrang].

Uses
Various complaint of urinary organs. Urinary Organs Diabetes, with great thirst and enlarged prostate. Renal calculus,with soreness over region of kidneys and bloody urine. Renal colic. Burning in urethra and frequent desire to pass urine.

Potency
1x,6,30.

Lotus materia medica by Robin murphy.

HYDRANGEA
Hydrang. Seven-barks. Hydrangea arborescens. N. O. Hydrangeacee or Saxifragaceae. Tincture of fresh leaves and young shoots. Fluid extract. Historical dose: Tincture and all potencies.

FOLKLORE
Like some other members of the Saxifragaceae, Hydrangea has a traditional reputation as a “stone-breaking” remedy having been used in calculous diseases for many years. Dr. Nottingham of Lansing, says that in physiological doses it produces giddiness, oppression of the chest and acts
as a cathartic, diuretic, sialogogue and narcotic.

Dr. Nottingham used it with brilliant results in the following case: Mr. B., 71, 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 homeopathic doctor to give him “something stronger.”

For eight years he had suffered from bladder sphincter irritation with dribbling of urine, severe spasms of prostate, kidney catarrh, yellow sand in urine and even small stones. After persistent use of best indicated remedies with no effect, the fluid extract of Hydrangea was given, as teaspoonful
every three or four hours.

The symptoms disappeared in a very 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.

STARS
Venus, Saturn.

MEDICAL
Hydrang. is a remedy for gravel, profuse deposit of white amorphous salts in urine. Kidney stones, kidney colic, bloody urine. Acts on ureter. Pain in lumbar region. Dizziness. Oppression of chest.

Hansen adds that it is particularly useful for profuse deposits of white amorphous salts in the urine and Hydrang. has arrested the tendency to formation of stones, relieves distress from kidney stones with soreness over region of kidneys and bloody urine.

CLINICAL
Bladder, catarrh, stones. Diabetes. Dizziness. Gravel. Kidney stones. Prostatic disorders. Urine incontinence.

ABDOMEN
Sharp pain in loins, especially left.

FOOD
Great thirst with abdominal symptoms and enlarged prostate. (Ferr-pic., Sabal.)
.
KIDNEYS
Burning in urethra and frequent desire. Urine hard to start. Spasmodic stricture.

URINE
Profuse deposit of white amorphous salts. Heavy deposit of mucus. Gravel deposits.

COMPARE
(1) Lyc., Chim., Berb., Pareira, Uva, Sabal, Oxydendron,

(2) Geum.

(3) Polyctrichum – according to Dr. Cushing in tincture or infusion for enlarged prostate or prostatitis.

SOURCES
Boericke. Clarke.

SYNOPTIC MATERIA MEDICA BY FRANS VERMEULEN
Hydrangea arborescens. Wild Hydrangea. Seven Barks. N.O. Saxifragaceae.

The name Hydrangea comes from the Greek words hydor, water, and angeion, a vessel or vase, in reference to the shape of the seed capsule, or to the tremendous ‘thirstiness’ of the plant. According to Cooper, it is the thirstiest plant known. Arborescens means ‘tree-like’.

The Hydrangeas are marsh or aquatic plants. They are invaluable for summer display, particularly in cool – not cold – climates, flowering throughout summer and early autumn with great showy heads of pink, blue or white flowers. All require plenty of moisture.

The bark of H. arborescens is rough, with a tendency to peel, each layer being of a different colour, from which it has probably derived its name ‘Seven Barks.’ When fresh, the root and stalks are very succulent, containing much water, and can easily be cut. When dry, they are tough and resistant.

The root has been found to contain two resins, gum, sugar, starch, albumen, soda, lime potassium, magnesia, sulphuric and phosphoric acids, a protosalt of iron, and a glucoside, Hydrangin.

“The nature of the soil affects the colour, for in alkaline soils the flowers will be pink or red, on acid soils blue or purple. Lime in the ground has the effect of locking up aluminium and other elements so that the plants cannot get them, but if aluminium sulphate is watered round the roots the crimson pigments turn blue. There is a widely accepted belief that iron is the element to bring about these changes [tons of rusty nails and tins must lie buried beneath Hydrangea bushes] but this is erroneous for aluminium is the important substance. However on very limy soil the foliage may suffer from shortage of iron and assume chlorotic effects, with green near the veins but the rest of the leaves yellow.” [Perry]

Like some other members of the Saxifragaceae [from L. saxum, a rock or stone, and frango, to break], Hydrangea has a traditional reputation as a ‘stone-breaking’ remedy, having been used in calculus diseases for many years. [Clarke]

COMPARE
Berberis. Lycopodium. Calcarea carbonica. Nux vomica. Pareira brava.

SPHERE OF ACTION
Urinary organs. Prostate gland.

PECULIARS
The few people whom I was able to help with Hydrangea were nervous and worried a lot about everything. Their main complaint was a calculus in the ureter with prostate enlargement. The calculus can be treated if they drink a lot. The prostate hypertrophy can only be cured if caught in
the initial stages.” [Vrijlandt]

Violent attacks of anger. [Pulford]

Great thirst. & Abdominal symptoms and enlarged prostate.

Valuable in certain forms of “gravel,” particularly useful for profuse deposits of white amorphous salts in the urine. [Hansen]

Has arrested the tendency to formation of calculus in the bladder and relieved distress from renal calculus, with soreness over the region of the kidneys and bloody urine. [Hansen]
Sharp pain in loins, esp. left.
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RUBRICS

BLADDER: Inflammation & fever, in strangury [1]. Stitching pain during urination [1].

KIDNEYS: Inflammation, calculus pyelitis [2]. Pain in left kidney [1]; colic from grit [1/1]; colic, inter-paroxysmal treatment [1]; radiating pain [2]; pain in left ureter [1].

PROSTATE: Enlargement [2].

URINE: Sediment, yellow sand [1].

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