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boneset

(bōn`sĕt) or

thoroughwort

(thûr`əwûrt', –wôrt'), perennial North American herb (Eupatorium perfoliatum) of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family), having terminal clusters of small, chiefly white blossoms. Native Americans and settlers alike valued the plant for the bitter tea made from its leaves and flowers, for which it was often cultivated in gardens. The tea was used for treating colds, fever, and ague (whence the name agueweed). The herb is still sold for medicinal purposes. Other species of Eupatorium, most of which are American, are often called thoroughwort and occasionally boneset, e.g., the purple boneset, or joe-pye weedjoe-pye weed
, name for a tall North American plant (Eupatorium purpureum) of the family Asteraceae (aster family), having small, usually pinkish-purple blossoms in large terminal clusters.
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. Boneset is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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Potentially liver-damaging chemicals are found in similar plants, and although the levels in boneset are minimal, the precaution of restricting amounts is still advised.
Tall boneset, tall thoroughwort; Gravel lot and adjacent field; Infrequent; C = 1; BSUH 17295.
Many plants have aesthetic qualities such as milkweed, goldenrod, Joe Pye weed and boneset.
Joe Pye Weed has lost its colon Boneset is past its prime.
Tod Thoring in Arroyo Grande makes a cryptolepsis compound which consists of cryptolepsis, smilax, and boneset, as well as a cryptolepsis, artemisia and teasel cream, which are quite effective for this purpose.
It's a tonic, antiseptic, and aids liver function when combined with Indian physic and boneset.
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.
At times confused with Queen Anne's lace, boneset is a flowering plant that stands erect and is capable of reaching heights of four feet.
In the Middle Ages it was called Boneset or Knitbone.
SPECIFIC HERBS FOR THE COLD SEASON PART HERB USED PREPARATION Barberry (Myrica bark Infusion for tea, californica) hot or cold; powdered in capsules Boneset leaf Infusion for tea (Eupatorium perfoliatum) Budock (arctium minus) roots Decoction for tea Coltsfoot (Tussilago leaf Infusion for tea, farfara) or smoked Elder (Sambucus sps.