Medicinal Magic : Boneset

Boneset is a perfect example of a plant used for medicinal purposes as well as magical ones. This fall harvest stimulates immunity and takes on swellings, colds and congestion. As a stimultant, febrifuge & laxative,  it works best with illnesses associated with the liver, bowel, stomach and uterus. It's general use as a tonic to combat rheumatism and cold is well known.
From the roots a decoction is made and used in a steam bath to settle or clear out spirits from the body of a person. The Gullah people use this to treat pneumonia. The Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes called this plant something that scares spirits away.