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These include colds, influenza, rheumatism, dengue (also known as break bone fever, hence the name boneset), malaria and typhoid fever. There has been some scientific research which has shown that boneset can be used to treat the common cold, and as a natural treatment for the flu, due to possible stimulation of the immune system.
ITEM CODE #209169-31
Eupatorium perfoliatum L.
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Native to Eastern and Central North America, boneset is a perennial daisy, growing 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm) tall with a long, hairy stem topped with white flower heads of 10 to 20 blossoms from June to September.
Boneset contains sesquiterpene lactones, such as euperfolin, euperfolitin, and eufoliatin, as well as polysaccharides and flavonoids.
The entire plant is medicinal, including leaf, stem and flower, but typically only the above-ground parts are collected. The herb is dried and chopped.
Whole herb in capsules, teas, and tinctures. The tea is very bitter.
English folklore notes that the leaves can be burned to get rid of wasps and flies.
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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