Section 2 - Herbalism and Other => Herb Spotlight => Topic started by: ―λlτεrηιτγ- on September 24, 2021, 08:21:32 pm

Title: Boneset
Post by: ―λlτεrηιτγ- on September 24, 2021, 08:21:32 pm
Boneset has a long history of being used for fever relief and for its antibiotic/antiviral qualities. The folklore behind its name is often called into question. Many in the academic circles of herbalism have struggled to isolate the common compounds we would expect to see in a plant that assists with bone health. Still, anecdotal evidence brings us story after story of people who have successfully used its leaves for broken bones. Matthew Wood, a well known herbalist and author, reconciles this by finding evidence that it appears to increase blood flow to the periosteum, which is the fibrous membrane covering the surface of our bones.