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BONESET-Medicinal Herb Seed

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Botanical Name:  Eupatorium perfoliatum     
Plant Type: perennial, Heirloom,Organic, Flower, Herb
Height: 2-4'
Width: 8-12".
Bloom Time: late summer
Bloom Color: White
Exposure: Full sun
Moisture: average
Soil: well drained
Maintenance: low
Germination: 7-10 days
Zone: 3-8

Description: This native perennial plant is unbranched, except for some flowering side stems near the apex. The opposite leaves are up to 8" long and 2" across, and light or yellowish green. Used as a Cold and Flu remedy.

Uses: A common home remedy of 19th century America, extensively used by Native Americans and early settlers. Widely used, reportedly with success, during flu epidemics in 19th and early 20th century.
The effect of boneset depends on the form it is taken in. Taken cold, the infusion has tonic and mildly laxative effects. Taken warm, it is diaphoretic and emetic and can be used to break up a common cold, for intermittent fever, cough, and for the flu. The hot infusion is both emetic and cathartic. Used for malaria, rheumatism, spasms, cystitis, urinary stones, relieves night-time urination, fluid retention, jaundice, wounds, urinary stones, pneumonia, pleurisy, dyspepsia, relieves constipation (taken in a cold drink, it is a mild laxative), has calming effect, ague, gout. Leaves poulticed onto tumors. German research suggests nonspecific immune system-stimulating properties, perhaps vindicating historical use in flu epidemics.

Promotes sweating, relaxes peripheral blood vessels, muscle cramps, sore throat, cough, headache, stuffy nose.


Planting: Start indoors 6-8 weeeks before first
 frost or direct sow in 70 degree soil. Plants self-sow
freely, so you can enjoy more plants next year!
PK: approx. 25 Seed

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