Gravelroot herb (Eupatorium purpureum)
Daily adult dose unless otherwise prescribed: 1-2 tsp per mug of water, cover and boil gently for 5 -10 minutes (make a decoction) strain and drink up to 3 times a day.
Part used: Root and rhizomes
Habitat: Native to North America, gravel root is an erect perennial plant, growing to a mighty 3m tall. It has hairy upper parts and smooth lower parts to the stem, pointed oval serrated leaves and purple to pink florets.
Constituents: Volatile (essential) oil, flavonoids, resin.
Actions: Antilithic, antirheumatic, diuretic
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