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Root tea: To 1 pint boiling water add 1 oz. dried rootstock steep for 30
min. take in ½ cup doses 4 or 5 times a day.
Flower tea: To 1 cup boiling water add 1 tsp. dried flowers steep for 10
min. drink 1 to 3 cups a day.
Rumor has it!!
The plant is named after an American Indian named Joe Pye, who was said to have cured typhus with it. Some Native American tribes still consider Joe Pye Weed to be an aphrodisiac.
Some uses found
The entire plant is said to be used as an alternative medicine. The roots being the strongest part. Crushed leaves have an apple scent and are dried then burned to repel flies.
Infuse dried root and flowers for a diuretic tea to relieve kidney and urinary problems. Tea is used to induce sweating and break a high fever. Also useful for rheumatism, gravel (gallstones), and dropsy (fluid retention).