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What are the Uses and Health Benefits of Stone-Root (Collinsonia Canadensis)?

Stone Root, Collinsonia canadensis

What is Stone-Root?

Stone-Root is an effective Ayurvedic perennial herb in the mint family that has a strong and unpleasant smell and used to treat urinary tract infections.

The botanical name of the Stone-Root is Collinsonia canadensis and it belongs to family Lamiaceae and its higher classification is Collinsonia.

Its other names are Knob Root, Knob Grass, Hardhack, Horse Weed, Heal-all, Rich Weed, Rich leaf.

It is widely spread primarily east of the Mississippi River, in eastern North America.

The natural habitat of the Stone-Root is nutrient-rich mesic forest, mostly in calcareous and rocky areas.

What are the Medicinal uses of Stone-Root?

Here are some medicinal uses of Stone-Root:

  1. This is most effective in kidney stones, piles, and rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. It acts as an anti-spasmodic, diuretic, vasodilator, spasmodic, diaphoretic and tonic.
  3. Also useful in the treatment of piles, diarrhea, indigestion etc.
  4. It is proved beneficial in the treatment of varicose veins, irritable bowel syndrome, and mucus colitis.
  5. Its roots and leaves poultices are used in sprains, sores, bruises, and burns.
  6. It is also used in increasing urine flow and to relieve water retention etc.

What are the Therapeutic uses of Stone-Root?

Kidney Stones

Stone-Root acts as a diuretic, Anti-inflammatory. It helps the patients to pass urine. It also treats other conditions like High blood pressure, edema and glaucoma. This herb is very effective in treatment of kidney stones and provides relief. The whole plant is very useful in urinary conditions.

Bladder Inflammation

This herb acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant, that provides relief from pain and helps in relaxing bladder that results in reducing inflammation in the bladder and promotes urination.

Water Retention (edema)

Patients suffering from kidney disorders mostly suffer from edema. Fluid starts accumulating in Ankles causes swelling in feet and other areas of the body. Stone-Root acts as a diuretic that expels the fluid from the body in the form of urine.


This herb acts as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory that provides relief to the patient. It also reduces other symptoms like pain and inflammation in the rectum.


This herb is very effective in constipation that acts as a laxative that softens the stool and provides relief. In other conditions like pain in abdomen and rectum.


This herb acts as an anticonvulsant, antidepressant as well as muscle relaxants that provides relief in the symptoms of headache such as tenderness on neck, scalp, and shoulders.

Stomach and Intestinal Problems

This herb is effective that acts as a pain reliever and antibacterial that reduces the pain and kills the bacteria as well as other worms in the intestines and provides relief from pain and other conditions like nausea, vomiting etc.


This drug is also very effective in leucorrhea by acting as anti-biotic that reduces the infection caused by bacteria. It also maintains the hormonal imbalance and also acts as an anti-inflammatory that reduces the pain as well as inflammation.


Usually, patients suffer from general weakness and fatigue. This herb is used as a supplement that improves the immune system of the body and increases the appetite and maintains the health. Maintains the physical health of the patient.


This herb acts as an analgesic as well as an anti-inflammatory that alleviates the joint pains as well as the inflammation. It also reduces other disorders like degeneration of joints. The patient starts getting relief in a shorter period of time.

Burns and Wounds

In burns, it acts as an antiseptic as well as an antibiotic that kills the bacteria and reduces the possibility of infection, sepsis as well as putrefaction. In wounds, it acts as an antibiotic as well as an antiseptic that reduces the infection as well as sepsis. It heals the non-heal wounds in a shorter period of time.

Different Preparations can be made by Stone-Root

Tea, tonic, ointment, and decoction

Part Used

  • The Whole plant is useful.
  • But mostly Root and Rhizome are used for preparing medicines.
  • Most of the people use Stone-Root in intestinal as well as stomach problems like indigestion.
  • It is also used as a tonic.

Different Doses of the Preparations of Stone-Root

  • Tonic: 5 to 10 ml
  • Tea: 2 to 4 grams
  • Oil: Should be taken twice daily
  • Decoction: 5 to 10 ml


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