was used by generations of settlers, Native Americans and eastern
nations as a "cure-all" and remedy for treating diseases of
the heart, bladder and kidneys. Additionally, it was used in the
form of a stimulating medication to treating common lethargy.
Collinsonia has also been applied topically as an anti-inflammatory
alternative medication. Commonly known as knob root, horse balm and
richweed, it has been used traditionally for passive venous
congestion. It has the ability to overcome congestion with
accompanying pain and irritation within the rectum, throat or
other vascular areas. It reduces back pressure in the veins, which
makes it useful in preventing and treating benign prostatis
hypertrophy (BPH), hemorrhoids, varicose veins and chronic
laryngitis. Stone Root is regarded as a heart tonic that is
non-stimulating, but helps in enhancing the power and nature of the
heart. It has also been useful in for various medical problems
endured by women, especially menorrhagia (profuse menstrual
discharge), dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation), prolapsed uterus.
threatened abortion, vicarious menstruation, leucorrhea, as well as
pruritis-vulva (itching of the vulva). Collinsonia Root extract is
a potent diuretic that is said to relax the urinary organs and
increase urination, reducing irritability of the bladder,
assisting with the passage of kidney stones and relieving virtually
all urinary tract disorders. Another use for Collinsonia root
tincture is to counteract the build-up of gastric catarrh and
has been useful for the treatment of intestinal problems such as
irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, and colitis. Herbalists have long
relied on it to reduce excessive water retention and alleviate
dropsy, diarrhea, spasmodic rectal pain, laryngitis and
Used over time
this herb strengthens the veins. The principle therapeutic action
seems to be exerted on the mucous tissues and venous system.
Stone Root has a tonic action of weak muscular tissue, which is why
it has been indicated in atonic conditions of the heart muscles and
more noticeably, on the walls of the veins and capillaries.
Collinsonia, as an overall tonic, is believed to help strengthen
capillaries, the minute blood vessels that connect the arteries and
veins, and as such, may be helpful for the cardiovascular system.
This may also account for the herb's use to relieve varicose
are a prime example of a diseased condition characterized by
congestion, irritation and constriction. Collinsonia is said to be
an astringent and antispasmodic that has been very useful in the
relief and prevention of hemorrhoids, also for the treatment of
dysentery and diverticulosis. It has been found that Collinsonia
Root is a nervine and can have a particular impact on the nervous
system as well as the mucous membranes. It can facilitate in
removing the blockage, and enhances circulation of the capillaries.
This is effective for relaxing the mucous membranes of the lower
bowels and throat, making them more relaxed and stable.
has been employed to relieve gastroenteritis and other problems
connected with the digestive system. Herbalists consider Stone Root
to be an excellent herbal extract for treating persistent gastritis
or dyspepsia (indigestion), as well as for the absence of appetite
and spasmodic states of the stomach and intestines, particularly
when accompanied by pain as well as symptoms of anxiety, prior to
having a meal. It combats pelvic congestion and eases constipation.
It decreases swelling of rectal veins and prevents dry feces,
itching, and the feeling of constriction, burning and heat in the
region of the rectum. Since Stone Root also posesses astringent
attributes, it helps to constrict the internal lining of the
intestines and may also be helpful in treating disorders of the
digestive system, for instance mucous colitis and irritable bowel
syndrome (IBS) and persitent laxity of the bowels.
Stone Root, or
Collinsonia Root, is highly effective as an herbal remedy to treat
persistant pharyngitis and laryngitis, when the walls of the larynx
are relaxed and is sometimes called 'clergyman's or minister's sore
throat' where there is tickling of the throat and spontaneous
coughing, usually as a result of excessive use of the
tincture has been taken internally following the evening meal or
prior to going to bed at night to treat incontinence of urine.
Additionally this herb is used internally combined
with Parsley, Gravel
Root and Hydrangea for
stones and gravel in the urinary system and gall bladder, not only
to treat, but as prevention of the formation of kidney stones and
has been known to strengthen and tone the pelvic area and has been
used when circulation in the pelvis is insufficient and accompanied
by a feeling of heaviness in the area. Stone Root is used in
several OTC preparations that claim to treat menstrual distress,
such as vaginismus (painful spasm of the vagina).
when used externally, has helped to heal wounds, bruises, sores and
cuts and has also been added to mouthwashes and gargles. It has
also been effective for middle ear problems.
Ingredients: Collinsonia Root, Structured
Water, 20% Alcohol.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice or
water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily.
Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of
Contraindications: Pregnant and nursing women
should not use Collinsonia, and overuse (many times the recommended
dosage) may cause vomiting.
Disclaimer: The information presented
herein by New Way Herbs is intended for
educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated
by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent
disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any
supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health
From Galina Grant of Surfside Beach, South Carolina on 1/25/2014.
All Tinctures are Wild Crafted or Organic and Made in the USA
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