Boneset Herb Tea

Boneset herb tea

This Native American remedy for colds and fever was adopted by early settlers to America. The name refers to the plant's use to treat breakbone fever, (dengue), a viral infection that causes such intense muscle pain that sufferers feel their bones will break. Only the advent of aspirin displaced boneset as the popular choice for home remedies. Boneset is still one of the best herbal remedies for the flu and fevers.

Boneset tea is very bitter so you may have to bribe the patient to take it. A generous dollop of honey will improve the taste and sooth sore throats

Boneset * Cayenne Pepper *
Additions: Lemon Balm and Mint and a pinch of Cayenne
Recipe Instructions: Herbal Tea :Use one teaspoon of herbal mixture to each cup of hot water. Drink hot in small doses throughout the day. Keep bundled up against chills. A generous dollop of honey will improve the taste and sooth sore throats.
Source: Grieve, Maud Mrs. "A Modern Herbal Vol I" (1931)

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Colds : Be prepared for the cold and flu season by stocking your herbal medicine chest with a ready supply of herbs.
  • Congestion :Congestion in the airways, lungs, sinus and chest makes breathing difficult and being sick even more miserable
  • Fever :Herbs that reduce fever are used extensively in herbal remedies for colds, flu and viral infections.
  • Flu : Flu, or influenza is not just a severe cold, the flu is caused by a virus. The flu is very contagious, and preventative measures should include antiseptic and antiviral herbs.
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