Definition of boneset in English:



  • 1A North American plant of the daisy family, which bears clusters of small white flowers and is used in herbal medicine.

    Eupatorium perfoliatum, family Compositae

    • ‘Common species include Virginia mountain mint, perfoliate boneset, and New England aster.’
    • ‘Dosage: Talk with your caregiver about how much Boneset you should take.’
    • ‘The boneset tastes like autumn pork, roasting in a pan with mint leaves, raspberry tea, and lemon peels.’
    • ‘Secondly, don't forget the potency and value of our local herbs such as boneset and lemon balm for treating such conditions.’
    • ‘While taking one of our walks, we spotted this small patch of boneset growing on the side of the road.’
    1. 1.1British The common comfrey, the ground-up root of which was formerly used as a ‘plaster’ to set broken bones.
      • ‘Also known as common comfrey, blackwort, boneset, bruisewort, gum plant, healing herb, salsify, and slippery root, this erect-growing herb can reach a height of one meter.’
      • ‘Comfrey was used by herbalists to promote more rapid repair of broken bones, hence the common names boneset and knitbone.’