Fresh, Natural Queen of the Meadow Tea 1/4lbs
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Eupatorium purpureum, Compositae. Found on low-lying land, likes damp soil.
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Leaves are medium, lace-shaped. Flowers are purple, tubular, growing in corymbs.
The roots are the medicinal part used, and they are rather bitter, emitting, when sliced, an "old hay smell".
This plant is the popular "Joe Pye Weed""of the American pioneer days, and a favorite of the American Indians. Its botanical name recalls a king of remote times; its common name (Pye pye), is that of an Indian Medicine-Man. Formerly it was used in most American homes as a valued remedy against rheumatism and backache, ailments typical of the strenuous physical work and primitive housing conditions of those times. Another common name of this plant is "Gravel Root".
Use: Treatment of all rheumatic complains, all ills of the joints, including aching or sprained back. For all strains and sprains, and for treatment of pulled ligaments and tendons. Disorders of the urinary system; powerful effect on the kidneys and bladder; removing gravel and stones. Treatment of inflamed bladder, scanty urine, burning urine, also dropsy. Soothing to the nerves, neuralgia, headache, diabetes.
All Herbs used are cultivated on our Farm as well as the fiber is provided by the peaceful Alpacas, Llamas & Angora Goats that share our lives with us here at the Farm
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