Eupatorium perfoliatum - Plant

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.[5] Boneset also had other medical uses 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)

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About Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum or boneset is a common North American perennial plant in the sunflower family.Eupatorium perfoliatum grows up to 100 cm (39 inches) tall, with leaves that clasp the stems. The plant produces dense clusters of tiny white flower heads held above the foliage.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Boneset,sweating-plant
Maximum Reachable Height Upto 100cm (39 inches)
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time July to September
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and 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.s

Eupatorium perfoliatum 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
Watering Medium to wet
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 70 to 85 degrees C.
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Eupatorium perfoliatum 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.

Eupatorium perfoliatum uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Eupatorium perfoliatum ?

Eupatorium perfoliatum is commonly known as Boneset,sweating-plant

How tall do Eupatorium perfoliatum grow?

On average Eupatorium perfoliatum grows Upto 100cm (39 inches)

What color are Eupatorium perfoliatum ?

A Eupatorium perfoliatum plant bears flowers of color White

When Eupatorium perfoliatum blooms?

With enough light, Eupatorium perfoliatum may produce White flowers in July to September

How hard is Eupatorium perfoliatum to grow?

A Eupatorium perfoliatum is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Eupatorium perfoliatum need?

A Eupatorium perfoliatum prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a Eupatorium perfoliatum need?

A Eupatorium perfoliatum prefers watering Medium to wet

What kind of soil does a Eupatorium perfoliatum need?

A Eupatorium perfoliatum prefers Well-drained soil

What temperature does a Eupatorium perfoliatum like?

A Eupatorium perfoliatum prefers 70 to 85 degrees C.

How often should I fertilize my Eupatorium perfoliatum ?

To encourage Eupatorium perfoliatum growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



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