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boneset

Herbal medicine
(1) Comfrey, see there; Symphytum officinal.
(2) Eupatorium perfoliatum, agueweed, crosswort, feverwort, Indian sage, thoroughwort. A perennial herb which contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, flavonoids (e.g., eupatorin, quer-cetin, rutin), terpenoids, volatile oil (tremerol and resin; it is antipyretic and diaphoretic, and has been used for arthritis, colds, diarrhoea, malaria, respiratory congestion, rheumatic complaints, snakebites, as a digestive tonic and was regarded by some herbalists as a cure-all. Boneset owes its name to its efficacy in treating breakbone fever.
 
Toxicity
Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting; fresh boneset contains the toxin tremerol, which causes vomiting, shortness of breath and, if in excess, coma and death; boneset is hepatotoxic due to pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

bone·set

(bōn'set)
Herbal made from leaves of Eupatorium perfoliatum; long history of use; purported value as antiinflammatory and antipyretic; used in treatment of URI; employed in Native American medicine as an antimalarial in the 17th century.
Synonym(s): agueweed, crosswort, feverwort, vegetable antimony.
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perfoliatum; Common boneset; Moist meadows; Common and widespread; C = 4: BSUH 18025.
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It's a tonic, antiseptic, and aids liver function when combined with Indian physic and boneset. Also try a tea with the root for a backache.
When Michigan State University entomologists counted beneficial insects on 46 plants, sweet alyssum outperformed all but one native plant (boneset) and bloomed longer than any of its competitors.
Sold in the UK as Boneset Herbal Compound, regularly drinking this tea will help to prevent arthritic problems developing.
BONESET (EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM) Flu, aches, colds Boneset was always kept in every American household in the nineteenth century.
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In the Middle Ages it was called Boneset or Knitbone.