Boneset, agueweed, thoroughwort, sweating plant.
Key Uses:Influenza or malarial fever accompanied by pain in the limbs
Origin : Native to North America.
Background : Native Americans used a boneset infusion for colds, fever, arthritis, and rheumatic pain. It became popular with European settlers due to its ability to stimulate the immune system against fever.
Preparation : The fresh aerial parts in flower are macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : When unwell, people for whom this remedy is best suited may moan with pain and feel that they are going out of their minds. They tend to feel anxious and restless, wishing that they could keep still. They may have a sensation as though their bones are broken.
Eupatorium per. is usually given for influenza or malarial fever accompanied by pain in the limbs. Fever typically starts as a chill, then generates heat, sweating, and a strong thirst, accompanied by pains in the bones and great restlessness. Further symptoms that may be treated include vomiting of bile, and headaches that feel worse during the sweating phase.
Symptoms Better : For conversation; after vomiting bile.
Symptoms Worse : For cold air; after a recurring interval of time; for movement; for the smell or sight of food.