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- noun perennial herbs of Europe and Iran; make rapidly growing groundcover for shaded areas
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It is right under the window, where she can see growing her saffron and sage, peppermint, cumfrey, and all the rest.
In one corner was the picturesque Fosse Labarre, a wide horseshoe moat enclosing a little garden, now a machine-gun emplacement, where grew the cumfrey, teazle and yellow flag.
A decoction of cumfrey root may be used to great advantage, it must be drank cool.
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
A writer in the "Mercury" says: "The root of the buttonwood or crane willow, a shrub which is conspicuous in our swamps in the spring, when boiled with honey and cumfrey, makes a pleasant syrup, which is the most effective remedy known to me in diseases of the lungs.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs