Eupatorium perfoliatum - Plant

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American boneset
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Eupatorium perfoliatum or boneset is a common North American perennial plant in the sunflower family.

Common name: American boneset
Color: White
Bloom time: July to September
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
The leaves growing together around the stem lead to a past superstition that wrapping the leaves in bandages around splints would help mend broken bones. Boneset also had other medical uses,[5] and was a very common remedy in the United States in the 19th century.The common name boneset apparently derives from the plant s historical use in treating dengue fever (which is also known as breakbone)

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium to wet

Temprature: 70 - 85 degrees F.

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Though some authorities claim the name boneset refers to a former use of the plant to aid the healing process for broken bones, others claim that the name is in reference to the plant s use as a diaphoretic in the treatment of an 18th century influenza called break bone fever.
  • All parts of the plant are quite toxic and bitter.
  • Also commonly called thoroughwort.
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Special Feature:
Good size and late bloom for borders, native plant gardens, wildflower gardens, cottage gardens, woodland gardens or banks of ponds or water gardens.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Eupatorium perfoliatum was used in the traditional medicine of Native Americans and extracts are now used in herbal medicine for fever and colds.
  • The effects of Eupatorium perfoliatum have not been confirmed by clinical study.
  • However, animal studies and in vitro experiments with plant extracts indicate possible anti-inflammatory effects and activity against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria.
  • Also used in homeopathy.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eupatorium_perfoliatum http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c730
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