How does Boneset work?

Boneset contains chemicals that might work like anti-cancer medications. It also might have some mild activity against bacteria.

Are there safety concerns?

Boneset is not considered safe when taken orally in excessive amounts. Some plants in the same botanical family as boneset contain chemicals called pyrrolizidine alkaloids that might damage the liver. It is not known if boneset contains these chemicals.

Boneset can cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many other herbs.

Do not take boneset if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, or daisies.

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