Eupatorium Purpureum L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin: Rich, dry and moist,, chiefly calcareous woods.

Uses: This plant is used for urinary disorders. The roots and herb are diuretic, stimulant, tonic, and astringent; they were used by American Indians, who also used the fruit for rd and pink dye.


This native plant with a purplish stem was named after Joe Pye, an Indian medicine man in New England who touted it as a cure for typhus. Also known as “gravel root,” this plant was dug up in autumn and the roots were used to increase urine flow and thereby treat urinary stones, cystitis, enlarged prostate, and other genitourinary problems. It also was a treatment for gout and rheumatism. This plant is one of our giant native perennials, growing up to nine feet tall and producing large clusters of small pink flowers in late summer. The blossoms are often covered with butterflies and bees. Another name for the plant is American Queen of the meadow.

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Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) A guide to medicinal plants of Appalachia/ Krochmal, Arnold; Walter, Russel S.; Doughty, Richard M.: USA: U.S.D.A Forest Service:,1959

2) Hull, Kathleen; Photog. Hull, Meredith /Indiana Medical History Museum: Guide to the Medicinal Plant Garden./ USA: Indiana Medical History Museum. 2010. -- p. 58.

Eupatorium Purpureum L.
Término aceptado: 04-Feb-2019