Family Name: N.O. Compositae
Botanical Name(s): Eupatorium perfoliatum
Popular Name(s): Thoroughwort, Feverwort, Sweat plant,
Parts Used: Herb.
Habitat: Boneset is found widely in North America, extending
from Nova Scotia to Florida.
Description: Boneset is a perennial herb, with an erect stout,
hairy stem and grows to a height of 5 feet. The leaves are spear-shaped,
large and are joined at the stem. Lower leaves are generally larger in
size than the upper ones. The herb shows considerable variety in size,
hairiness and in the form of leaves.
Uses: Boneset is used to relieve the symptoms that accompany
influenza. It is used also to quickly relieve aches and pains and help
the body to deal with fevers. The mild laxative effect of the herb helps
to clear the body wastes and eases constipation.