1 oz Bagged
Latin: Eupatorium perfoliatum
Part used: Aerial part while in bud or flower.
Taste/smell: Nauseatingly bitter.
Tendencies: Cooling, drying.
Historically Uses: used for influenza and colds with night sweats, aching in both muscles and bones, fever and a full, large pulse. Supporting Immune system.
Use: (a) Stimulating diaphoretic, (b) Cholagogue, (c) Choleretic, (d) Antispasmodic, (e) Diuretic, (f) Emetic and laxative in large doses.
Contraindications: Overuse can be harmful to the liver. Symptoms of toxicity are nausea, vomiting, weakness, loss of appetite, thirst and constipation.