vernal pool


Boneset ~ Thoroughwort

Boneset ~ Thoroughwort

Boneset ~ Thoroughwort
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Grieve says: "Boneset was a favourite medicine of the North American Indians, who called it by a name that is equivalent to 'Ague-weed,' and it has always been a popular remedy in the United States, probably no plant in American domestic practice having more extensive and frequent use;..." Foster and Duke say: "Widely used, reportedly with success, during flu epidemics in 19th and early 20th century..... West German research suggests nonspecific immune system-stimulating properties, perhaps vindicating historical use in flu epidemics." Hutchens lists "Medicinal parts: Tops and leaves." ... "Solvents: Alcohol, water." ... "Bodily Influence: Stimulant, Tonic, Diaphoretic, Emetic, Aperient, Antispasmodic."

***~ WARNING ~***

Foster / Duke warn: "Emetic and laxative in large doses. May containcontroversial and potentially liver-harming pyrrolizidine alkaloids."
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