Eupatorium Perfoliatum: An Ally for Cold and Flu Season

Last updated on January 15th, 2024 at 02:16 pm

Getting sick is never pleasant, but body aches and soreness from flu or severe colds can make the experience even worse. When the immune system mounts an attack against viruses, it causes weakness and pain in your muscles and joints as it fights off infection. Getting plenty of rest is the key to your recovery. Pair this with homeopathic Eupatorium perfoliatum for additional support in easing the discomfort.

What Is Eupatorium Perfoliatum?

Eupatorium perfoliatum is a homeopathic medicine prepared from a North American plant called Eupatorium perfoliatum L., also known as boneset or feverwort. As suggested by its Latin name, this perennial has hairy, straight stems that appear to “perforate” or grow through the leaves. Early herbalists saw this as a sign that the plant could help heal broken bones, so its leaves were wrapped with bandages around splints. Today and in a non-homeopathic form, Eupatorium’s dried leaves are made into tea and touted for immune support and constipation relief.

Homeopathic Healing

As a homeopathic preparation, Eupatorium perfoliatum is a dilution of the white flowers of the boneset plant. It relieves stiffness and bone pain associated with flu and severe colds.* Additionally, it can help with tenderness in the eyeballs, which may be experienced during bouts of flu.* You’ll find Eupatorium perfoliatum as one of the active ingredients in some of Boiron’s most popular medicines: ColdCalm Tablets, ColdCalm Kids Pellets, and ColdCalm Liquid Doses to address body aches associated with colds.* This medicine can also be taken alongside Oscillococcinum for additional relief of flu-like symptoms.**

For more on the homeopathic uses of Boiron Eupatorium perfoliatum, watch this video featuring Dr. Gary Kracoff, NMD, RPh.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

**These “Uses” have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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4 thoughts on “Eupatorium Perfoliatum: An Ally for Cold and Flu Season”

    1. Hi MaryRose, as a manufacturer, we offer over-the-counter medicines with clear indications for acute conditions that can be safely relieved with self-medication. High Blood pressure and cholesterol require diagnosis and treatment by a health care professional. Homeopathic treatments for chronic conditions are very specific to each patient. There may be a homeopathic treatment that addresses your condition, but we recommend consulting a practitioner knowledgeable in homeopathy. If you do not have a practitioner, please contact the National Center for Homeopathy at or visit

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