Botanical Name: Eupatorium perfoliatum.
Part Used: Aerial parts in flower.
About Boneset Tincture: Boneset is a special plant growing in our gardens. This bitter-tasting herb has a range of actions and uses; bitter being both a flavor and an herbal action, particularly for digestive and liver support. The bitter flavor is tonic in action, helps to get digestive juices flowing, and encourages healthy function of the detoxification pathways of the body.
As an immune support, Boneset has long been used from autumn through spring to stimulate the immune system to do its job. This tincture can be indispensable to have on hand during the colder months, and can be used in place of Echinacea or even Elderberry. This plant's name has much to do with its indication for use to promote bone health.
Garden Notes: This beautiful, white, flowering plant, native to New England, is beloved by a variety of pollinating insects. Each August, we hand-harvest the flowering tops from our Biodynamic gardens and tincture them fresh in organic alcohol. We also leave flowers to reseed naturally and, in spring, we carefully watch to see where they are emerging.
Taste / Energetics: bitter, mildly aromatic, little bit of mineral, cooling, activating, supportive.
Actions: bitter, immune supportive, diaphoretic, aperient, tonic.
When to reach for it: In the colder months, like Echinacea, for immune support. For respiratory support. To help energy flow in the upper or lower respiratory tract. When occasional deep muscular aches are present. As a tonic for strong and healthy bones, ligaments, joints, and tendons. To encourage digestive juices and function, especially when there is a nervous component.
Ingredients: Fresh Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) aerial parts in flower†, Spring Water, Grain Alcohol (alcohol 95% by volume, water)^.
Servings: 60 per 1oz bottle.
Serving Size: 10 drops (.5ml).
Suggested Use: Add 10-20 drops (.5-1ml) to 1 ounce of water 1-3 times/day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Safety Considerations: Consult with your healthcare provider for use during pregnancy.
^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.