Eupatorium Purpureum.

Botanical name: 

Syn.—Queen of the Meadow; Gravel root; Trumpet weed.
P. E.—Root.
N. O.—Compositae..
N. H.—United States.

Properties: Diuretic, tonic, astringent, antilithic.

Indications: Frequent desire to urinate accompanied with difficulty; pain and a sense of obstruction. Pain in the region of the kidneys extending to bladder and a scanty and high colored urine. Shooting pains in the urethra, tenesmus. constant desire to urinate in pregnant women attended with cough, urine passing at every effort to cough.

Use: Has a specific action on the kidneys. It increases amount of urine and solid constituents; increases the tone and activity of the kidneys and is a valuable remedy in many painful affections of the kidneys and urinary apparatus. We think of it in dropsy, the result of lack of renal activity; in chronic irritation of the bladder, irritation of the bladder during pregnancy; urinary calculi and albuminuria. In the last it is one of our best remedies.

The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.