Boneset Herb Plant & Uses
Boneset Herb: Great remedy for treating symptoms of influenza, and helpful for aches and pains. Traditionally used by Native Americans, who called it “Ague Weed,” now commonly called “boneset.”
Boneset Herb History
(Eupatorium perfoliatum) Boneset herb was traditionally used by Native Americans, who called it “Ague Weed.” Furthermore, the Latin name Eupatorium derives from the Greek eupatória, which derives from hepatoria, Latin for liver.
Plant in full sunlight or light shade. Soil pH 5.0 to 6.0. Ordinary soil, moist soil. Sow Boneset seeds on soil surface, tamp in, and keep evenly moist until germination. Also, deadhead the spent flowers if you do not want it to spread. Here’s more on how to grow boneset herb.
Preserving and Storing Your Boneset For Later Use
Hang plant upside-down to dry completely. Then, cut stems and flowers into tiny pieces and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Cooking With Boneset Plant
Here’s how to make boneset herb tea.
Boneset Herb Uses
Boneset is used to reduce fever, increase urine output, cause vomiting, and treat constipation. It is also used to treat influenza, swine flu, acute bronchitis, nasal inflammation, joint pain (rheumatism), fluid retention, dengue fever, and pneumonia; as a stimulant; and to cause sweating.
Boneset Herb Benefits
On the whole, it’s a great remedy for treating the symptoms of influenza, and helpful for treating aches and pains and fever. In addition, the use of boneset leaves brewed as tea helps detoxify the body, removing excess uric acid. It also acts as to expulse other toxins. In a survival instance, this herb can mean the difference between life and death in high fever.
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