August 24, 2016

Gravel Root

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What other names is Gravel Root known by?

Eupatoire Pourpre, Eupatoriadelphus purpureus, Eupatorium purpureum, Herbe de Joe Pye, Joe Pye, Joe-Pye Weed, Kidney Root, Purple Boneset, Queen of the Meadow, Raíz de Eupatorio, Roter Wasserhanf, Trumpet Weed.

What is Gravel Root?

Gravel root is an herb. The bulb, root, and parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, gravel root is used for urinary tract problems such as urinary or kidney stones; infections of the bladder, urethra, and prostate; and painful urination.

People also use gravel root for arthritis-like pain (rheumatism) and gout, as well as for fever from malaria, dengue virus, or typhus. Gravel root is also used to reduce stomach acid, increase urine flow, cause vomiting, and cause sweating; and as a stimulant and tonic.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Urinary and kidney stones.
  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Arthritis-like pain.
  • Gout.
  • Fever.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of gravel root for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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