Stoneroot (Collinsonia canadensis) is indigenous to North America; it can also be found in central Europe. The plant is strongly aromatic and unpleasant. It is also very bitter tasting. The roots and rhizomes can be used medicinally. Stoneroot contains a volatile oil, caffeic acid derivatives including rosmaric acid, saponins, tannins, mucilage, and resin. The volatile oil constituents include caryophyllene, germacrene D, limonene, alpha- and beta-pinenes. Stoneroot is thought to have diuretic effects, stimulate stomach function, cause sweating, and reduce occurrence of urinary stones and help rid the body of stones.
Products containing Stoneroot
Cautions Orally, large amounts of stoneroot can cause intestinal tract irritation and colic-like pain, dizziness, nausea, and painful urination. Take only the recommended amount.