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Alternative Names

Agueweed, Bois Perfolié, Crosswort, Eupatoire Perfoliée, Eupatoire, Eupatorio, Feverwort, Herbe à Souder, Indian Sage, Sweating Plant, Thoroughwort, Teasel, Vegetable Antimony CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Sage and Gravel Root

Scientific Name

Eupatorium Perfoliatum

Why Do People Use Boneset?

The oral consumption of boneset powder is used as a diuretic, as a antipyretic, emesis, laxative and cathartic, to cure influenza, acute bronchitis, swine flu, rheumatism, nasal inflammation, dengue fever, edema, as a diaphoretic and stimulant and for pneumonia.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely unsafe - Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset) is likely unsafe to use when utilized in excessive amounts. Over dosage are both emetic and cathartic. Likely unsafe in Lactation and Pregnancy - Boneset powder is likely unsafe in lactation and pregnancy because of large amounts of hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloid. So such women should avoid using boneset.

How Effective Is Boneset?

Regarding effectiveness of boneset powder, there is insufficient and reliable information available.

How Boneset Works?

Most effective parts of Eupatorium perfoliatum are its flowering parts and dried leaves. Some clinical experiments have demonstrated that boneset powder may have nominal antibacterial and cytotoxic activity.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Boneset?

It is reported that plants belonging to the family of Compositae / Asteraceae, such as boneset, may elicit allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. The members of this family include daisies, marigolds, ragweed and some other herbs.

How Boneset Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Herbs Containing Hepatotoxic Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid (PA) - Due to the potential risk of additive toxicity, concomitant utilization of boneset powder is contraindicated. Herbs having hepatotoxic PAs include butterbur, borage, comfrey, coltsfoot, hemp agrimony, gravel root, hound's tongue, groundsel, alpine ragwort, tansy ragwort and golden ragwort.

How Boneset Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Boneset Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Boneset Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Boneset Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Cross-Allergenicity - Clinical trials suggest that people sensitive to the plant family Compositae / Asteraceae, may experience allergic reactions after consuming Eupatorium perfoliatum. Members of this plant family include daisies, marigolds, ragweed and some other herbs.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Boneset?

Traditionally, boneset is utilized in the form of tea that is prepared by steeping 1-2 grams of herb in 150 mL boiling water for as much as 5-10 minutes. This extract is utilized thrice every day. In form of liquid extract, having ratio of 1:1 in 25% alcohol, is used in a dosage of 1-2 mL thrice every day.


Don’t mix boneset with gravel root.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Boneset Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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