Boneset was a favourite medicine of the North American Indians, who called it by a name that is equivalent to ‘Ague-weed,’ and it has always been a popular remedy in the United States, probably no plant in American domestic practice having more extensive and frequent use. It is regarded as a mild tonic in moderate doses, and is also diaphoretic. Boneset is used as a remedy in all cases of fever, as well as for its tonic effects. As a mild tonic it is useful in dyspepsia and general debility. It is stated that the popular name Boneset is derived from the great value of this remedy in the treatment of a species of influenza which had much prevailed in the United States, and which from the pain attending it was commonly called Break-Bone Fever. Boneset may also be used for the expulsion of tapeworm.
Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve symptoms of cold and flu.
Boneset Herb (Eupatorium perfoliatum), alcohol & water.
5 – 30 drops 3 times daily.
Caution: Avoid in pregnancy. In large doses Boneset is emetic and purgative. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature.