One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A North American plant of the daisy family that bears clusters of small flowers and is used in herbal medicine.
Genus Eupatorium, family Compositae, several species, in particular the white-flowered E. perfoliatum and its purple-flowered form, purple boneset
- ‘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.’
- ‘Common species include Virginia mountain mint, perfoliate boneset, and New England aster.’
- ‘Dosage: Talk with your caregiver about how much Boneset you should take.’
- 1.1British another term for comfrey
- ‘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.’
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