Definition of Boneset

1. Noun. European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America.

Exact synonyms: Common Comfrey, Symphytum Officinale
Terms within: Comfrey, Healing Herb
Generic synonyms: Comfrey, Cumfrey

2. Noun. Perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine.
Exact synonyms: Agueweed, Eupatorium Perfoliatum, Thoroughwort
Group relationships: Eupatorium, Genus Eupatorium
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

Definition of Boneset

1. n. A medicinal plant, the thoroughwort (Eupatorium perfoliatum). Its properties are diaphoretic and tonic.

Definition of Boneset

1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus Eupatorium. ¹

2. Noun. The herb common boneset. ¹

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Definition of Boneset

1. a perennial herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Boneset

1. A medicinal plant, the thoroughwort (Eupatorium perfoliatum). Its properties are diaphoretic and tonic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boneset

bones of contention
bones of digits
bones of inferior limb
bones of lower limb
bones of skull
bones of superior limb
bones of upper extremity
bones of upper limb
bones of visceral cranium
bones up
boneset (current term)

Literary usage of Boneset

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1908)
"N'eow, this old woman I mention, A sickly old woman was she 'Till she got ter brewin' an' makin' An' a-takin' o' boneset tea. The widder was sickly an' ..."

2. The Practice of medicine on Thomsonian principles ... and a materia medica by John W. Comfort (1859)
"boneset has been extensively employed, of late years, in the treatment of intermittent and ... A cold infusion of boneset is an excellent general tonic, ..."

3. The Improved Housewife: Or Book of Receipts, with Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster (1855)
"Licorice, Flax-seed, boneset, Pennyroyal, Mint, Balm, and other Teas. Put the seeds or herbs into a pitcher ; turn on boiling water; cover and set it near ..."

4. Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Second Receipt Book by Alvin Wood Chase (1874)
"... with the emetic, give a strong, warm tea made of the leaves and flowers of the boneset (eupatorium perfoliatum), as this is recommended in this disease ..."

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