Boneset, known to the fancy botanist as Eupatorium perfoliatum, is an incredible perennial that owes its rights to the aster family, Asteraceae. The plant is identified by its tiny white-colored flowers that are framed in the form of a cluster. Paradoxically, its stem seems to be growing from the leaves that are arranged in paired form and joined from their bases.
Boneset won its amazing name due to its magical power of setting the bones when wrapped with the bandages around splint. The whole Boneset plant can grow up to a pleasing height of 39 inches. This hairy, clump-forming hero is utilized to treat various conditions. Predominantly, boneset is able to pace up the healing process of broken bones. Boneset has also been given the title of folk medicines as it has been witnessed to treat flu, fever, cough, constipation, and so forth. In the 18th century, boneset was employed in inducing diaphoresis to treat break-bone fever.
From root to flower, boneset is loaded with plenty of lucrative phytochemicals that are hailed for various pathological conditions. The arsenal of boneset includes polysaccharides, volatile oils, sesquiterpene lactones, triterpenes, alkaloids, tannins, and flavonoids (such as quercetin, kaempferol, and derivatives of caffeic acid).