Edible uses of Joe Pye, the ashes of its burnt roots can be used like salt.
Medicinal Uses of Joe Pye Weed
The root of the Joe Pye weed is most often used as medicine, however other parts of the Joe Pye plant are used as well, such as the leaves which are made into tea. Of all the Joe Pye weed parts, the roots are the strongest in terms of healing properties.
Joe Pye Weed has been used as an: Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Fly Repellent, kidney and gall bladder stones, urinary tract infections (UTI), gout, prostatitis, impotence, respiratory diseases, fever, diarrhea, rheumatism, for Treating Burns
When using any wild plants please do your research and work with professionals.