Boneset, a perennial member of the daisy family which is native to North America, grows to between 2 and 6 ft tall. The leaves grow on opposite sides of the rough stem and are slightly toothed, elongated and diamond-shaped. The tubular flowers are small and white, and appear in flat clusters at the tops of the stems in late summer. Boneset likes wet soil and full sun to part shade. Boneset teas and tinctures are very bitter. Because of this, the Native Americans to make a good pre-digestive.They also used it internally as a diuretic, to reduce fever, for upset stomach, constipation, and more. Externally, salves were used to support arthritis.
History and Folklore:
For centuries, American Indians have used boneset as a sweat-producing agent for treating fevers. Boneset was in the Officinal of the United States from 1820 to 1945. British folklore says that the leaves can be burned to get rid of wasps and flies.
Cultivation and Harvest:
Harvest the areal parts of the plant during the summer when the plant is in full bloom. Dry the parts and chop them for use in teas, salves, and tinctures
Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Do not take if you have liver disease.
Traditional Herbal Actions:
Anticatarrhal, Antispasmatic, Aperient, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Analgesic,
Agueweed, Feverwort, Indian Sage
Tincture Ingredients: Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
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