Joe Pye Weed Herb - Herbal Tea
Joe Pye Weed Herb
The Eupatorium plant, Joe Pye Weed is named after the Native American herbalist who used this plant to cure fevers and is a favored butterfly attracting flower. Joe Pye Weed is and blooms with full flowers that are bright and will continue to bloom after other plants have lost their blooms. Joe Pye Weed can be found growing wild in moist wooded and meadow areas throughout North America.
The entire plant of the Joe Pye Weed can be used medicinally; however, the root is the most potent part.
Joe Pye Weed Tea
Herbal Tea Recipe
Tea can be prepared using the root or using the dried flowers.
To prepare Joe Pye Weed root tea, steep 1 ounce dried and crushed root in 1 pint of boiling water for 30 minutes and drink ½ cup at a time.
Joe Pye Weed flower tea is prepared by steeping 1 teaspoon dried flower in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Joe Pye Weed Uses & Herbal Remedies
Crushed Joe Pye Weed leaves can be used to repel flies naturally.
Joe Pye Weed root tea can be used as a diuretic and to flush the body of excess water and cleanse the urinary system. It also promotes the body to sweat.
Joe Pye Weed flower tea can be used to relieve symptoms associated with recovery from flu.
It is thought by some that chewing the leaf of the Joe Pye Weed while asking someone for a date will make your attempts successful.
Joe Pye Weed Cautions
Casual or excessive use of Joe Pye Weed is considered toxic and can cause liver damage.
The use of Joe Pye Weed is discouraged during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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