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Related to Eupatorium perfoliatum: Gelsemium sempervirens, Euphrasia officinalis

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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* Eupatorium Perfoliatum: Aches and pains accompanying influenza.
Three larvae from each of 100 females captured in July 1990 at Smith Point, Long Island, N.Y., were placed, within 24 h after hatching, individually in dishes with two discs of Ambrosia artemisiifolia, and three others from each brood were individually provided with (simultaneously) one disc of Eupatorium perfoliatum and one of Solidago altissima.
Eupatorium perfoliatum L.; Common Boneset; Wet roadside ditch and meadow; Infrequent; C = 4; BSUH 14748.
* Eupatorium Perfoliatum: Cough with soreness in chest.
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.) flowers Infusion for tea, good with peppermint Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus leaves and Infusion, decoction sps.) pods or inhalant Horehound (Marrubium leaves Infusion for tea; vulgare) candy Inmortal (Asclepias roots Decoction of dried asperula) root for tea Lobelia (Lobelia entire plant, 1 tsp.
vulgare, Erigeron canadensis, Equisetum arvensis, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Euthamia graminifolia, Glechoma hederacea, Helianthus decapetalus, Lactuca serriola, Lamium purpureum, Lobelia inflata, L.
sexvittata, and (3) Eupatorium perfoliatum (tribe Eupatorieae) is an autapomorphic (uniquely derived) host association of a species related to these.
Herbaceous plants occurring in both sedge meadows include Agalinis purpurea, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Filipendula rubra, Galium triflorum, Lobelia kalmii, Lysimachia quadriflora, Monarda fistulosa, Oxypolis rigidior, Pedicularis lanceolata, Pilea fontana, Pycnanthemum virginianum, Rudbeckia hirta var.