Instead, in an effort to avoid any potential toxin , I would suffer through any discomfort I experienced. I even avoided full doses of prenatal vitamins out of fear and ignorance of vitamin A toxicity, which is very real. However, my superficial understanding of the issue led to complete avoidance. This resulted in a decreased immune system which contributed to my contracting the flu and food poisoning with both of my pregnancies.
Boneset – Side Effects and Health Benefits
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Side Effects and Warnings There are currently no high quality studies on the medicinal applications of boneset, and the following information is based on traditional use and expert opinion. Boneset may cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in large doses, and may even cause coma or death. Boneset may also contain hepatotoxic liver damaging unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Products containing boneset have been placed in the "Herbs of Undefined Safety" category by the U. Use cautiously as boneset is known to cause both vomiting and diarrhea, which may increase the chance of dehydration in small children, elderly individuals, or individuals suffering from a chronic condition. Use cautiously even in the amounts recommended by manufacturers, as boneset may promote sweating, the production of urine, and catharsis. All of these effects could cause excessive fluid loss from the body, possibly also decreasing the body's potassium supplies.
Related Terms Agueweed, Asteraceae family , astragalin, common boneset, Compositae family , crosswort, dendroidinic acid, eucannabinolide, eufoliatin, eufoliatorin, eupafolin, eupatorin, Eupatorium connatum Michx. Avoid confusion with gravel root Eupatorium purpureum , which is also known as boneset. Snakeroot is a common name used for poisonous Eupatorium species, but boneset should not be confused with Ageratina spp.
Eupatorium perfoliatum. The genus name, Eupatorium, is derived from the ancient king Mithridates Eupator, who was the first to use a similar plant for medicinal purposes. Perfoliatum is a reference to the manner in which the stem appears to perforate the base of adjoining leaves. Other Common Names: Wood boneset, thoroughwort, sweating plant, thorough-stem, teasel, agueweed, thorough-wax, feverwort, wild Isaac, crosswort, vegetable antimony, Indian sage, tearal, wild sage.