GRAVEL ROOT - Star Child


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Eupatorium purpureum

Gravel Root is an American herb that was introduced to the settlers by an Indian medicine man, who used it to cure Typhoid fever. This treatment worked so well that the herb derived its English name from that of the Medicine Man and became known as 'Joe Pye Weed'. Its more modern name, 'Gravel Root', alludes to its superior effect on stones and gravel in the body.

As the name suggests, Gravel Root is used for treating stones. Thanks to an oleoresin called euparine it is especially effective for dissolving kidney, gallbladder and even vesicular calculi. Although it is usually taken in combination with other herbs for the urinary system, it can even be used on its own for a variety of urinary conditions, such as painful or scanty urination, cystitis or urethritis. It is also indicated for bedwetting children or in cases of nervous incontinence. Its mild nature is well-tolerated.

Healing and release of past anger. Forgiveness. Letting go of fear and attachments that prevent positive forward movement and change.

Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, or taking any medication. If in doubt, please ask a medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner.