Hydrangea is an ornamental plant native to North and South America and eastern and southern Asia. It has been used for the treatment of urinary tract disorders in traditional Chinese medicine and by the Cherokee tribe of North America.
Preliminary study has investigated hydrangea for its potential antifungal, antimalarial, and blood sugar-lowering properties. When applied to the skin, hydrangea may prevent male pattern baldness.
There is currently not enough human evidence available to support the use of hydrangea for any indication.
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These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.