Monday, July 6, 2015


By Kerri Bailey, 12-14-14

As traditional herbal remedy, Boneset was widely used by the American Indians for the treatment of rheumatism, jaundice, colds and influenza. The name Boneset is derived from its historical use in treating a viral infection known as dengue or break bone fever, a painful sickness common during the Civil War.

Native to North America, Boneset is a perennial found in moist, damp soil. It grows to 2-5′ tall, bearing fluffy, white flowers in late summer. The stem has the appearance of penetrating the leaves through the center which earned it the botanical name of Eupatorium perfoliatum, a Joe-Pye (or Gravel Root) relative.



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