Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl. Compositae.
Tropical America. An infusion of the leaves has an agreeable and somewhat spicy taste and is a good diet drink. Dyer says the plant is now chiefly cultivated at the island of Bourbon, for the purpose of being dried and sent to France, where it is used as a tea substitute.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.