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Teasel (Boneset) Eupatorium perfoliatum
---Synonyms--- Feverwort, Boneset, Agueweed, crosswort, eupatorium, Indian sage, sweating plant, teasel, thoroughwort, vegetable antimony, wood boneset
--Parts Used--- Dried aerial parts
Sesquiterpene lactones ; eupafolin, euperfolitin, eufoliatin, eufoliatorin, euperfolide, eucannabinolide and helenalin.
Immunostimulatory polysaccharides, mainly 4-0-methylglucuroxylans.
Flavonoids; quercitin, kaempferol, hyperoside, astragalin, rutin, eupatorin & others.
Miscellaneous: diterpenes - dendroidinic acid, hebenolide; sterols; volatile oil
Diaphoretic, bitter, laxative, tonic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, astringent.
Boneset is one the best remedies for the relief of the associated symptoms that accompany influenza. It will speedily relieve the aches and pains as well as aid the body in dealing with any fever that is present.
Boneset may also be used to help clear the upper respiratory tract of mucous congestion. Its mild aperient activity will ease constipation. It may safely be used in any fever and also as a general cleansing agent. It may provide symptomatic aid in the treatment of muscular rheumatism.