Thursday, October 23, 2008

Herbal Power X: Comfrey a Perennial Flowering Herb


Comfrey

Symphytum Officinale

Knitbone ♦ Gumplant ♦ Slippery Root


Source From Koehler's Medicinal-Plants 1887

Scientific classification From Wikipedia

Photo: Symphytum Officinale from Wrocław, Poland. Release under the license GFDL version 1.2 & CC BY Attribution 2.5 or later by Nova.

Kingdom Plantae

Division Magnoliophyta

Class Magnoliopsida

Order Lamiales

Family Boraginaceae

Genus Symphytum

Species S. Officinale

Healing Powers

♦ Astringent ♦ Cell Proliferent ♦ Demulcent ♦ Expectorant ♦ Mucilaginous ♦ Nutritive ♦ Styptic ♦ Vulnerary ♦

“Phyto-techniques” - Parts of the Plant Utilized

Root-Leaves

Traditionally or Folkloric Healing Applications

Anemia • Asthma • Catarrh • Coughs • Diarrhea • Dysentery • Hemorrhage • Sinusitis

External Use

Abscesses, Boils, Broken bones or Fractures (apply poultice & tea internally), Bruises, Cuts, (Use w/antiseptic i.e.; oil of garlic), Leucorrhea (douche), sprains, Swellings

Caveats or Cautions

Use as herbal tea is discouraged because it can damage the liver

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