Boneset for Flu 13 y
Native Americans used boneset as a treatment for a wide range of infectious and fever-related conditions. Europeans eventually adopted the use of the plant, and extended its traditional uses to include malaria.1
Boneset contains sesquiterpene lactones, such as euperfolin, euperfolitin, and eufoliatin, as well as polysaccharides and flavonoids. In a test tube study, a particular polysaccharide in boneset was found to stimulate immune cell function.2 This may partially explain its use to treat minor viral infections, such as colds and the flu. Boneset also triggers sweating by raising body temperature, potentially of benefit for colds and flu as well.3
How much is usually taken?
Traditionally, boneset is taken as a tea or tincture. To prepare a tea, boiling water is added to 1/4–1/2 teaspoon (1– ... read more
Bone Set Herb: Influenza 13 y
Boneset is excellent for influenza. Dr. Shook says that he has never known this herb to fail in overcoming influenza. Boneset tea was one of the most common home remedies in the last century. The Indians used it to reduce fever, to relieve body pain and for colds. It was given the name of "Break-bone fever" because of the pain influenza caused that felt like breaking bones. It is a mild tonic and very useful in the indigestion of old people. Boneset contains vitamin C, calcium, some PABA, and also contains magnesium and potassium.
Bone Set has is also called comfrey, knitbone and blackwort
Eupatorium perfoliatum (boneset): People with the flu who experience aches in the muscles and pains in the bones and/or in their eyes often benefit from this remedy. Another characteristic symptom of people who need this remedy is chills that occur in the morning, especially 7-9am. These people desire cold drinks, even during a chill and even though it may eli ... read more
Bone Set: Flus & Colds 13 y
Aches and pains are common but can be relieved easily. Perhaps the best herb is Boneset, especially if there is a fever.
The green world abounds with gentle but effective plants that can help children’s respiratory problems. Important examples are Coltsfoot, Mullein, Hyssop, Horehound, Wild Cherry Bark and Garlic. Herbal remedies can ease the discomfort of virus infections such as colds and the ’flu, treat the unpleasant symptoms, speed recovery and help prevent recurring infections. Aches and pains are common but can be relieved easily. Perhaps the best herb is Boneset, especially if there is a fever. A hot infusion drunk often will make life bearable in even the worse cases of ’flu. The bitter taste of Bo ... read more
Bone Set Herb:Bodyaches 13 y
Boneset tea was one of the most frequently used home remedies during the last century. The Menominees used it to reduce fever; the Alabamas, to relive stomachache; the Creeks, for body pain; the Iroquois and the Mohegans, for fever and colds.