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Wildflower Wednesday

This week’s Wildflower Wednesday feature flower is Tall Boneset.

Tall Boneset is a native wildflower that is found in prairies and open woods. It grows 3 – 4 foot tall and blooms July – September.

Its common name comes from its ability to treat fevers, in particular Dengue fever. Commonly called Bone-break fever, Dengue fever is a mosquito born illness that was once common in America. One of its symptoms was a high fever with bone aches. Drinking Tall Boneset tea would cause the patient to sweat, breaking the fever and alleviating the bone aches.

It has a bitter taste and taking too much of it can cause nausea and vomiting.

Boneset was used to ward off evil spirits and in spells to mark an ending, or dissolution of a relationship.

Its flower essence is known for its ability to bring alignment and stability to our inner lives, giving the user confidence and inner strength to heal, specifically targeting areas of a wounded heart.


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