any of several plants of the composite family; esp., a plant (Eupatorium perfoliatum) with flat clusters of white flowers, used in folk medicine
Origin of bonesetprobably from bone + set (transitive verb), from medicinal use
Any of several plants of the genus Eupatorium in the composite family, especially the eastern North American species E. perfoliatum, having opposite leaves united around the stem and clusters of small white flower heads. Also called thoroughwort .
Origin of bonesetFrom its use as a folk medicine