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Hardhack Collinsonia canadensis

 

Family: Labiatae

---Synonyms---Stone Root, hardhack, horseweed, heal-all, knob grass, knob root, richweed

Parts Used: Root and rhizome

Active Compounds:  Essential oil, Tannins, Saponinsm Alkaloid, Resins, Organic acid

 

---Medicinal Action and Uses---

Anti-lithic, diuretic, diaphoretic.

Hardhack is used mainly in the treatment and prevention of stone and gravel in the urinary system and the gall-bladder. It can be used as a prophylactic but is also excellent when the body is in need of help in passing stones of gravel. It is also a strong diuretic.

Traditional herbalists have used stone root for hemorrhoids, catarrhal gastritis, pain in the rectum, heart tonic, rheumatic inflammation, laryngitis, pharyngitis, clergyman's sore throat, dysentery, ulcers, fistula, inflammation of the middle ear, acute cystitis, and vaginismus.

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