Hydrangea is famous for its beautiful look, but its roots have some unknown health benefits too. Keep reading this article to explore the Hydrangea Root benefits!
What Is Hydrangea?
Hydrangea is a deciduous woody ornamental shrub, alternatively called as ‘Hortensia,’ endemic to Asia & America. The name, ‘Hydrangea’ was originated from the Greek word, “Hydor” meaning water & “Angeion” meaning vessel, because of the appearance of its seed capsules.
Hortensia flowers are available in a variety of colors like red, blue, white, and pink. It also comes in bright shades of purple as well. It’s widely known for the enchanting display of its beautiful flowers that can surely enhance the look of your room or garden. The different parts of this shrub, such as root, leaves, and rhizome (underground stem), have medicinal values and uses as well.
Hydrangea Root Benefits
After reading the below hydrangea root benefits, you’ll surely add it to your diet!
1. Rich in Antioxidants
Hydrangea roots are a rich source of antioxidants because of the different active compounds present in it, that detoxifies your body by expelling the harmful toxins. Furthermore, it also prevents the damage caused by free radicals, which eventually reduces wrinkles and minimizes the fine lines as well.
2. Anti-Inflammatory Effect
The aqueous extract of the roots of the hydrangea species, ‘Chang Shan’ (Dichroa Febrifuga), has an anti-inflammatory effect by controlling the proteins responsible for the inflammation.
3. Prevents Rheumatoid Arthritis
Regular consumption of the roots of the Blue Evergreen Hydrangea species is helpful in the prevention of rheumatoid arthritis, thanks to its richness in the active therapeutic compound named ‘Febrifugine.’ Furthermore, it’s also used in the treatment of ‘Scleroderma.
Apart from the above benefits, it can also be helpful in the treatment of the following diseases:
- Prevents Urinary Tract Disorders
- Treat Inflamed Prostate Glands
- Cure Fever
- Helpful in Cold
- Has Antimalarial Activity
- Treats Autoimmune Diseases
- Prevents Multiple Sclerosis
Ways to Consume Hydrangea Roots?
Hydrangea roots can be used, dried or fresh, in many ways such as powder, syrup, tincture, and liquid extract, but the most preferable is tea in various remedies. Below is the hortensia root tea preparation, that you can try on your own!
Hydrangea Root Tea Recipe
- One Teaspoon of Dried Hydrangea Root
- A Ceramic Tea Pot
- One Teacup
- A Cup of Boiled Water
- A Pitcher
- Some Ice Cubes
- Add one teaspoon of dried hydrangea roots into a ceramic teapot along with one cup of boiling water and simmer it for 8-10 minutes.
- Now pour the tea into a cup and drink it three times a day, regularly.
- To make iced tea, empty it into a pitcher and refrigerate it for 12-15 minutes. Add some ice cubes and enjoy!
After reading the above hydrangea root benefits, you can use it in your day to day life! Besides this, you can also consume the papaya roots as well. Try it today and share your experience with us!