Also known as Agueweed, Crosswort, Feverwort, Indian Sage, and Thoroghwort
History: In the early 17th century, the Iroquois tribe introduced Boneset to Puritan settlers as medicinal herb to treat fever associated illnesses. Boneset is one of the best remedies when it comes to influenza. It has the ability to not only prevent the disease , but it also can help a person recover quickly from the flu. It also diminishes the exposure and reduces the severity of the illness as well. The Boneset Herb received its name in the 19th century when it was used to treat breakbone fever.
Uses: Influenza, inducement of sweating, fever, tonic
Active Ingredients: phytochemicals include eucannabinolide, eufoliatin, eufoliatorin, eupafolin, eupatroin, euperfolide, euperfolin, and euperfolitin
Actions: Stimulant, diaphoretic, emetic, diuretic, bitter, anticatarrhal, antispasmodic tonic, aperient
Complementary Herbs: Yarrow, Elderflower, Cayenne, Ginger