BONESET

BONESET:

Also Known As: Sweet Plant

HISTORY:

PREPARATION:

  • Infusion:

Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried leaves per cup of water. Steep about 10 to 20 minutes. You may drink up to 3 cups a day. The taste will be astringent and very bitter. Mix with your favorite beverage, add sugar or honey and lemon.

  • Tincture:

Use one half to one teaspoon up to 3 times daily.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Boneset is very easy to grow and is easy to identify. The leaves are connected and pierced in the middle by the stem. This herb can grow up to 5 feet. It produces a cluster of white to blueish florets. Grows in the mid summer through the fall.

Plant seeds in the spring or the fall. It prefers rich, moist and well drained soil under full sun but can tolerate poorer soil partial shade. Harvest it by cutting the entire plant a few inches above the ground.