I have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.
There are many varieties of Boneset but this is the one I am familiar with. Eupatorium Perfoliatum is the one that is most common in my area. It is great for fighting the cold and flu. It dramatically reduces the duration of both. It has also been shown to fight cancer. I have used it when I have gotten ill and could not believe how fast it worked the results were surprising.
Boneset has many amazing properties but can be toxic so should only be used when very ill and not for extended periods of times. Also something to keep in mind. The dose makes the poison. If you drink too much water you will flush your electrolytes out and can cause a heart attack. So even though many plants contain alkaloids that can harm the body in high doses or if taken in for extended periods of time they can harm the body. Borage is one such food that contains an alkaloid that can build up in the body and harm it.
Some claim drying the herb destroys the toxic alkaloid.
Now to show the benefits if used in moderation.
It reduces inflammation and will lower cholesterol.
Has great antiviral properties.
It has even been shown to be effective against protozoa infection.