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Description for Boneset
Eupatorium perfoliatum or boneset is a common North American perennial plant in the sunflower family.
Planting and care
The best time to sow Boneset is in late summer or early fall. Otherwise, start seeds indoors about 3 weeks before the last expected frost of the season.
Caring for Boneset
- A full sun / partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water often. Use Zone 3 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Common Boneset is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.
Typical uses of Boneset
Special features: Good size and late bloom for borders, native plant gardens, wildflower gardens, cottage gardens, woodland gardens or banks of ponds or water gardens.
Culinary use: It has been much esteemed as a popular febrifuge, especially in intermittent fever, and has been employed, though less successfully, in typhoid and yellow fevers. It is largely used by the negroes of the Southern United States as a remedy in all cases of fever, as well as for its tonic effects.
Ornamental use: na
Medicinal use: The herb contains allantoin, a cell proliferant that speeds up the natural replacement of body cells. Comfrey was used to treat a wide variety of ailments ranging from bronchial problems, broken bones, sprains, arthritis, gastric and varicose ulcers, severe burns, acne and other skin conditions.
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