Benefits of Boneset Herb
Boneset is primarily a herb to help fevers, aches and pains, and respiratory infections. Its flowers and leaves contain volatile oils, bitter elements such as eupatorin, tannins, flavonoids, sterols, and gallic acid. It is well-known as a strong diaphoretic, helping the body eliminate toxins through sweating, and at the same time assisting a fever run its natural course so it can safely subside. Boneset also acts as a mild laxative and a diuretic, again assisting the body in cleansing, a necessary step in healing any infection.
A hot cup of boneset tea will also relieve the aches associated with influenza. It has anti-spasmodic properties, beneficial for all pains, for stomach cramps, arthritis, and muscle tension. As an anti-catarrhal herb, boneset helps to clear mucous from the upper respiratory tract, relieving congestion.