Jun 23, 2014
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Boneset Tea: a Cure-All

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Boneset tea has the reputation of a very effective “cure-all”. It is highly recommended to people looking to enhance their immunity in a natural way.

Boneset Tea description

Boneset is a daisy, commonly found in the eastern part of North America, on roadsides and in wet ground. It has a long, hairy stem with white flower toppings. The flowers normally bloom during July to September.

The plant gained its name from its traditional use of treating dengue or breakbone fever, a viral infection causing muscle pain so intense that patients feel their bones are on the verge of breaking.

The plant has therapeutic properties which can be intaken through teas, tinctures and capsules.

Boneset tea is the resulting beverage from brewing the abovementioned plant.

Boneset Tea brewing

To make Boneset tea:

  • place two to three teaspoons of dried boneset herbs (leaves, flowers or the stem) into a cup of boiling water
  • allow the mixture to steep for about 10 to 15 minutes

Boneset Tea has a very bitter taste. Honey or lemon can be added to the tea.

Boneset Tea benefits

Boneset tea has been successfully used to:

  • treat colds, coughs and ailments in the upper respiratory tract
  • help in the treatment of influenza, malaria and fever
  • help relieve migraine headache
  • relieve pain from arthritis and rheumatism
  • help in the treatment of jaundice
  • fight intestinal worms

Boneset Tea side effects

Boneset tea is not recommended for long-term use because high doses of this plant may cause damage to the liver or to the kidney. It is recommended not to be taken for a longer period than two weeks. Overdose may be deadly.

Pregnant women and children under 6 years should not consume Boneset tea.

Boneset tea is a medicinal remedy that can treat ailments of the upper respiratory tract, influenza, migraines but not only.


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