Homeopathy Eupatorium per. Boneset Parts used Uses Source

Homeopathy Eupatorium per. Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum

The perennial herb boneset forms the basis of the homeopathic remedy eupatorium per., which is primarily used to treat fevers and flu as well as the symptoms associated with them. Boneset has a straight, fleshy and cylindrical shaped stem that is covered with fine hairs. Usually, this perennial plant grows up to a height of two feet to four feet and is branched or divided at the peak. The plant produces large leaves that are about four inches to eight inches in length with the leaves at the lowest part of the plant being the biggest. The leaves appear opposite to each other on the stem, are joined at the base of the plant and have edges that are delicately jagged. In addition, the leaves have very prominent veins, with a coarse upper surface. The leaves peter out to a sharp point and are soft, sticky and dotted on the underside. In fact, the leaves of the boneset herb help to identify the species when you take a casual look at the plant. The leaves of this plant may be either regarded as divided by the stem, giving them the precise name perfoliate, or considered as having two oppositely appearing leaves joined at the base and, hence, termed connate botanically. The large flowers of the plant appear at the terminals and in large numbers between the period of July and September. The flowers are somewhat convex comprising anything between 10 and 20 florets that possess hairy pappus. The bristles or hairs of the pappus are organized in a single line. This herb is somewhat aromatic, while the flavor is astringent and potently bitter. The plant species displays great diversity vis-�-vis its dimension, bristles, the shape of the leaves as well as the inflorescence. The homeopathic remedy eupatorium per. is most beneficial for people who usually whimper with pain when they are ill and have a sensation that they are flowing out of their minds. Moreover, people who respond best to this medication are those who are prone to feeling nervous and restive and hope that they would still be able to be at rest. Such people may also have a feeling as if their bones are kaput. In effect, the homeopathic remedy eupatorium per. is generally prescribed for people suffering from influenza or malarial fever that come together with aching limbs. Characteristically, the fever begins like coldness and subsequently it generates heat, perspiration as well as an intense thirst that is accompanied by soreness in the bones as well as intense restiveness. The other symptoms of this condition may include headaches that deteriorate when the patient is perspiring as well as vomiting of bile. In effect, all these conditions and associated symptoms may be treated by administering eupatorium per. Indigenous tribes of America used an infusion prepared with the boneset herb to treat fever, colds, arthritis as well as rheumatic tenderness. Owing to the herb's aptitude to invigorate as well as reinforce the immune system against fever, boneset became highly popular among the European settlers in America.

Parts used

The homeopathic remedy eupatorium per. is prepared using the freshly obtained above ground floral parts of the boneset herb. After collecting the fresh aerial parts of the boneset flowers, they are macerated or garnished in alcohol for some period of time. The resultant solution is strained and diluted to desired levels to obtain the homeopathic medication eupatorium per.


Unlike several other herbs, the medicinal use of boneset has been quite limited. Traditionally this herb was used for treating fevers and it is considered to be the indigenous American tribes' major remedy for malaria and the feverish symptom associated with this health condition. Gradually, the European settlers in America came to learn about the therapeutic properties of boneset and they first used this herb to cure malaria in New York in 1830. In fact, it is believed that even the ancient Greek physician and botanist Pedanius Dioscorides recommended the use of boneset for treating a number of ailments, including dysentery, chronic fevers, liver ailments, ulcers and even reptile bites. As aforementioned, the homeopathic remedy eupatorium per. is primarily used to cure flu and other feverish conditions wherein the patients normally experience intense pain in the bones and fever with very less sweating. In addition, they also become very restive owing to the intense pain endured by them. People suffering form this health condition have soreness in their head, eyeballs and chest and they also have an intense craving for drinking ice-cold water as well as cold foods. In addition, some of the patients may also develop a cough, which actually worsens the symptoms. The patients find relief only when they are on their all fours. In such conditions, taking the homeopathic medication eupatorium per. not only helps to cure the condition, but also provides relief from the painful associated symptoms. In effect, in homeopathy, eupatorium per. is the ideal remedy for the pains related to seasonal flu, including aching legs, arms, back and particularly the bones. It may be noted here that patients suffering from seasonal flu also experience soreness of the skin and this too can be alleviated by taking the homeopathic medication eupatorium per. Some patients suffering from seasonal flu may also experience tremors and colds along with an intense desire for cold water. In addition, the patient may also endure pains in the stomach, which may result in vomiting. People who require this homeopathic medication often suffer from intense headaches and a cough along with tenderness in the chest that usually come together with the feverish health condition. Homeopathic practitioners usually prescribe the homeopathic remedy eupatorium per. to patients suffering from flu accompanied by the key symptoms, for instance, extreme muscle and bone pains. One of the main traits for prescribing eupatorium per. is the stressful bone pains that the patients endure when they suffer from ailments, such as influenza and malarial fever. In effect, the patients suffering from these health conditions experience pains all over their body, for instance, headaches accompanied by internal tenderness, tenderness of the eyeballs, soreness of chest, cough along with intense pain down the trachea (the windpipe), soreness and swelling in the parietal bone (any bone situated on the side or top of the skull), and throbbing limbs all over the body.


The herb common boneset, which forms the basis for the homeopathic remedy eupatorium per., is a perennially growing plant indigenous to the eastern regions of the United States as well as Canada. It is found growing naturally from Nova Scotia to Florida and from Louisiana and Texas all over North Dakota.

From Jaiia Earthschild - May-24-2016
I am finding eupatorium perfoliatum 30c to be immensely helpful in relieving severe tooth or jaw pain after a filling replacement where apparently the bite was not quite right. I have bruxism and have been in considerable pain for almost 2 weeks.
This remedy gives almost immediate relief although at this potency, only for a few hours at a time. In the past hypericum 30c was always my first choice for tooth issues, but this time eupatorium p. is far more effective. It is also being used now for prevention and cure of dengue fever in Hawaii.

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