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Ageratina occidentalis  (Hook.) R. King. & H. Robinson


Botanical Name


Ageratina occidentalis (Hook.) R. King. & H. Robinson

English Name


Western snakeroot, Boneset, Western Eupatorium, Western Joepiweed



Eupatorium occidentale Hooker





General Info


A perennial herb or subshrub, 15–70 cm (caudices woody, rhizomatous). Stems (green or purple) erect or ascending, puberulent. Leaves opposite proximally, alternate on distal 1/4–1/2 of stems; petioles 5–12 mm; blades triangular to ovate, 2.5–5 × 1.7–4 cm, bases truncate to cuneate, margins serrate, apices acute, abaxial faces gland-dotted. Heads clustered. Peduncles 2–5 mm, minutely puberulent. Involucres 3–3.5(–4) mm. Phyllaries: apices acute, abaxial faces viscid-puberulent and/or sessile-glandular. Corollas pink, bluish, or white tinged with purple, lobes glabrous or glabrate. Cypselae sessile-glandular.

Herb Effects

Antirheumatic (plant)


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Medicinal Use

The plant is used externally in the treatment of rheumatism and swellings.



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