Boneset herb benefit and role
June 6 2016 by
Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Boneset, an herb found mostly in North America, belongs to the same botanical family as echinacea and daisy (Asteraceae). Very little human research has been done with the herb boneset, therefore at this time it is difficult to know what medical conditions boneset plant or extract can help improve or treat.

Boneset research, anti cancer anti bacterial
Cytotoxicity and antibacterial activity of ethanol extract from leaves of a herbal drug, boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum).
Phytother Res. 2000.
The cytotoxic and antibacterial activity of an ethanol extract of leaves of a herbal drug, boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), was investigated. The extract showed potent cytotoxicity with EC(50) values (12-14 microg/mL) comparable to a standard cytotoxic agent, chlorambucil. The extract showed a weak antibacterial activity against gram-positive test organisms (Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus megaterium).

Interactions
Q. Can boneset herb supplement be taken the same day as AHCC?
   A. I don't see any reason why boneset can't be combined with this supplement.