This boneset & rosemary immunity syrup recipe is quick to make and may help reduce the common cold. Research on the immunity boosting potential of boneset and rosemary are listed below.
Boneset & Rosemary Immunity Syrup Recipe Ingredients
- 1 ounce of fresh boneset (1/2 ounce dried)
- 1 ounce of fresh rosemary (1/2 ounce dried)
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 1 pint of water
Boneset & Rosemary Immunity Syrup Recipe Instructions
Pour one pint of boiling water onto the herbs. Cover and steep for 8-12 hours. Then, strain all plant material and bring the remaining liquid to a boil. Cook it down to 50% liquid, then remove from heat. Add the honey. Store in refrigerator for up to two months. Adult dose is up to two teaspoons up to four times a day.
Pictured: Rosemary from EarthtoKathy’s Garden 🙂
Boneset & Rosemary Immunity Syrup Recipe Research
- A blend of Echinacea angustifolia, Eupatorium perfoliatum (boneset), Baptisia tinctoria (wild indigo) and Arnica montana showed phagocytosis activity in vitro. From: Wagner, H., & Jurcic, K. (1991). Immunologic studies of plant combination preparations. In-vitro and in-vivo studies on the stimulation of phagocytosis. Arzneimittel-Forschung, 41(10), 1072-1076.
- Polysaccharides from plants including Eupatorium perfoliatum (boneset) showed immune-stimulating activity in vivo. From: Wagner, H., Proksch, A., Riess-Maurer, I., Vollmar, A., Odenthal, S., Stuppner, H., … & Fang, J. N. (1984). Immunostimulating action of polysaccharides (heteroglycans) from higher plants. Arzneimittel-Forschung, 35(7), 1069-1075.
- A German drug called Contramutan, containing Atropa belladonna, Echinacea angustifolia, Aconitum napellus, and Eupatorium perfoliatum was tested in a non-controlled study of 4,443 patients with differing ages, and showed to be safe, with a reduction in common cold and upper respiratory symptoms after three days. From: Tradler, N., & Eckert, M. (2001). Therapie von fieberhaften grippalen Infekten und Entzündungen der oberen Luftwege mit Contramutan: Eine Anwendungsbeobachtung mit 4.443 Patienten (Poster). In Symposium “Phytopharmaka VII–Forschung und klinische Anwendung (Vol. 23).
- In a clinical trial of 53 outpatients, Eupatorium perfoliatum was as effective as aspirin in treating the common cold. From: Gassinger, C. A., Wünstel, G., & Netter, P. (1980). A controlled clinical trial for testing the efficacy of the homeopathic drug eupatorium perfoliatum D2 in the treatment of common cold (author’s transl). Arzneimittel-Forschung, 31(4), 732-736.
- Rosemary extract fed to rats had a generalized immune enhancing effect. From: Babu, U. S., Wiesenfeld, P. L., & Jenkins, M. Y. (1998). Effect of dietary rosemary extract on cell-mediated immunity of young rats. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 53(2), 169-174.
- Rosemary oil may be useful in treating gram positive, fungal, and drug-resistant infections. From: Luqman, S., Dwivedi, G. R., Darokar, M. P., Kalra, A., & Khanuja, S. P. (2007). Potential of rosemary oil to be used in drug-resistant infections. Alternative therapies in health and medicine, 13(5), 54.
By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), NAHA and AIA Professional Member, LMT