Stone Root Herbal Remedies
Stone root has a long history of use for dysmenorrhea and laryngitis. It has a beneficial effect on the venous system and is indicated for varicose veins and hemorrhoids. According to the Eclectics, it is especially indicated when there is a sense of constriction accompanying symptoms along the digestive tract--especially in the throat and anus. It is one of the most effective remedies available for anal fissure and hemorrhoids, and for these purposes it can be combined with horse chestnut. Stone root is also a specific for irritated throat, hoarseness, and laryngitis experienced by speakers and singers who strain their voices. Stone Root has a taste of BITTER, ACRID and a temperature of WARM.
Stone Root Proper Dose
|Stone Root Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Stone Root Powder||1-2 capsules 2 x daily|
|Stone Root Tincture||20 drops to 2 droppersful, 3-4 x daily|
Stone Root Reference Information
|Latin Name||Collinsonia canadensis|
|Part Used||Root, Rhizome|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, bulk herb, powder.|
|Cautions||None noted if taken in moderate doses. Stone root can cause gastrointestinal irritation if taken in large amounts.|
|Botanical Info||A Mint family perennial with hard rhizomes and long, serrated lemon-scented leaves.|
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