Eupatorium purpureum, also known as Gravelweed is part of the Compositae plant family. Gravel Root is indigenous to North America, growing in southern Canada
and from Maine to Florida and Texas.
Botanical Name: Eupatorium purpureum
Plant Family: Compositae
Common Names: Gravelweed, Joe-pye Weed, Jopi Weed, Kidney Root, Purple Boneset, Queen-of-the-Meadow Root, Trumpet Weed
History: The botanical name comes from Mithridates Eupator, King of Pontus, who is said to have used it medicinally.
The name Joe-pye Weed comes from a New England Indian named Joe Pye who became famous by curing typhus with 'Joe-pye weed'
Tradition: One American Indian tribe considered the plant to be useful as an aphrodisiac
Medicinal Parts Used: Fresh root, flowering herb
Gravel Root is used for:
Brain and Nervous System Conditions
Recommended dosage is as follows:
You should not use Gravel Root without first talking to your health care professional if you are currently being treated with any of the following medications:
Global Herbal Supplies has Gravel Root available in the following forms
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