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Herb Information
Name: Gravel Root
Biological Name: Eupatorium purpureum

Compositae

Other Names: Gravel Root, Gravelweed, Joe-Pye Weed, Queen of the Meadow, purple boneset, trumpet weed, kidney root
Parts Used: Rhizome and root
Active Compounds:
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Volatile oil, of unknown composition

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Flavonoids, including euparin

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Resin

Remedies For

Diuretic, anti-lithic, anti-rheumatic, stimulant, tonic, astringent, relaxant.

Gravel Root is used primarily for kidney stones or gravel. In urinary infections such as cystitis and urethritis it may be used with benefit, whilst it can also play a useful role in a systemic treatment of rheumatism and gout.

Combinations : For kidney stones or gravel it combines well with Stone Root, Parsley Piert, Pellitory of the Wall or Hydrangea.

Description: Found in the USA.
Dosage:

Decoction: Put 1 teaspoonful of the herb in a cup of water, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.

Tincture: Take 1-2 ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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