Gravel Root General Information

Gravel Root is a common herb often used in combination with other herbs for kidney cleansing. For example, Dr Hulga Clark uses this herb in her classical formula for eliminating kidney stone. In her formula it is used in combination with:
  • Hydrangea root ½ cup dried
  • Gravel root ½ cup
  • Marshmallow root ½ cup
  • Fresh parsley 4 bunches
The Latin name for gravel root is  Eurpatorium purpureum, included in the Compositae family. Other names include Queen of the Meadow, Joe-pye weed , Trumpet weed.  The active ingredient in Gravel root for kidney cleansing is its 0.07% yellow volatile oil flavonoid called euparin.