Comfrey
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  Comfrey
Comfrey.
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AKA:
Symphytum tuberosum.
Borage.
a perennial or biennial
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knitbone, boneset.
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Likes shady places, open woodland.
May-July.
80-150 cms high.

In medieval times Comfrey was used in bone setting, leading to the folk-names 'knitbone' and 'boneset'. A sludge, made from the roots of the plant was packed around the broken limb, and the bone "came together" or in Latin, conferre, hence its common name. Herbalists used Comfrey to heal ruptures and draw splinters. More recently, Comfrey mixed with liquorice and sugar was used to make cough linctus. Comfrey can be boiled and eaten like spinach.