Pure Gravel Root Extract
Gravel Root: Used in such as urinary or kidney stones; infections of the bladder, urethra, and prostate; and painful urination. In fact, the name gravel root is based on its use for kidney stones (gravel).
Gravel root exhibits anti-lithic (kidney stone dissolving) properties and also diuretic properties. In addition, it helps with cystitis, dysuria, urethritis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. It can also play a role in the systemic treatment of rheumatism and gout, as it encourages excretion of excess uric acid. And finally, it tones the reproductive tract and is used to treat inflammation of the prostate.
Gravel Root can be used "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."
Notice: Stomach pains and liver problems can occur if used in excess. In addition, the plant is a member of the aster family (Sunflower Family), which is known to cause allergic reactions. Although allergies are less likely with gravel root, it would nevertheless be advisable to consult with a doctor before using gravel root if you have a known allergy to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, or other aster family plants.
Suggested Dosage: 1 TBS 2 or 3 times daily.
Interesting Fact: Native American Indians used this herb to cure fevers and for cleaning wounds. There is an old legend surrounding on of Gravel roots common names Joe Pye Weed that says that the plant was named after a Native American healer that used the root to cure and outbreak of typhoid fever in settlers of New England, little factual evidence exists to confirm this but it is a charming story.