Herbs Guide


Family Name: N.O. Compositae

Botanical Name(s): Eupatorium perfoliatum

Popular Name(s): Thoroughwort, Feverwort, Sweat plant, Thoroughwort

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.