Gravelroot | Eupatorium purpureum

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Gravelroot

£3.50 50g       

Gravelroot (Eupatorium purpureum)

Gravelroot herb (Eupatorium purpureum)

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.


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Eupatoriam purpureum

Common name: Gravel root, Joe-pye weed

Family: Asteraceae

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

Traditional and current uses:

  • Urinary gravel (hence the name)
  • Benign inflammation and infections in the genito-urinary tract: cystitis, urethritis, painful urination, prostatitis, blood in the urine (see a GP to explore why this is)
  • Gout and rheumatic pain

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.


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