from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various hairy perennial Eurasian herbs of the genus Symphytum, especially S. officinale, having variously colored flowers in coiled cymes and long used in herbal medicine. Also called healing herb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several species of perennial herbs of the genus Symphytum, often specifically Symphytum officinale.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rough, hairy, perennial plant of several species, of the genus Symphytum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to several European and Asiatic plants of the genus Symphytum, natural order Boraginaceæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. perennial herbs of Europe and Iran; make rapidly growing groundcover for shaded areas
- n. leaves make a popular tisane; young leaves used in salads or cooked
"It has come to the attention of the department of health that a herbal plant called comfrey is still being offered to the public as herbal tea or as an ingredient in foodstuffs, five years after the sale of this substance was banned," the health ministry said in a statement.
The health department warned consumers on Tuesday against a herbal tea made of a plant called comfrey which can cause cancer or chronic liver disorders.
Currently growing in her garden are fava beans, swiss chard, collard greens, basil, mint and comfrey.
If my face feels dry, I use a salve that a friend makes for me, consisting of olive oil and calendula, apricot kernal oil, comfrey, lavender and beeswax.
We are incredibly lucky with the friable, chocolatey soil we inherited from Mary's late husband Don to which we add biodynamic prep 500, cow manure mulch and regular dosings of comfrey and nettles.
I took the last Baggie from the box and sprinkled comfrey and patchouli on the black dragon, following its coiled body with a trail of the herbs.
Well, some folks like me grow our own comfrey and would grow ephedra if it grew here.
Isolde had taken up a pestle to mix the comfrey and slippery elm into a paste, and she had to force her hand to relax its grip on the stone handle.
Isolde took a pot of comfrey salve from the uppermost shelf.
She took up the comfrey poultice and pressed the square of herb-saturated linen gently across the empty eye socket, then replaced the leather patch to hold it fast.