Scientific name: Hydrangea macrophylla (Thunb.) Ser.

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Synonym: Hydrangea maritima Haw.-Booth

Bengali/Vernacular name: Hydrangea.

English name: Hydrangea.

Description of the plant: A stout, dense, undershrub with rounded crown. Leaves simple, opposite-decussate, elliptic to broadly-ovate, up to 20 cm long, coriaceous, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margin coarsely serrate. Flowers are in large, terminal cymes; clusters up to 12 cm across, blue, pink, or white, with broadly oval sepals.

Hydrangea macrophylla 

Plant parts used: Leaf.

Ethnomedicinal uses: A fresh juice is extracted from the leaves of the plant is taken twice a day (5 ml amount each time) for seven days to treat malaria.

The leaves of the plant are used for the treatment of enlarged prostate, prostate infection, bladder infection, urethral infection, kidney stone, and hay fever.

Distribution: It is cultivated in gardens.

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