Native to eastern North America, boneset is a clump-forming perennial in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It prefers shady, moist areas and reaches four to six feet tall, with flat-topped clusters of small, fluffy, white flowers
(Eupatorium perfoliatum) Boneset herb was traditionally used by Native Americans, who called it “Ague Weed.” Furthermore, the Latin name Eupatorium derives from the Greek eupatória, which derives from hepatoria, Latin for liver.
Boneset is used to reduce fever, increase urine output, cause vomiting, and treat constipation. It is also used to treat influenza, swine flu, acute bronchitis, nasal inflammation, joint pain (rheumatism), fluid retention, dengue fever, and pneumonia; as a stimulant; and to cause sweating.