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comfrey

any hairy Eurasian boraginaceous plant of the genus Symphytum, having blue, purplish-pink, or white flowers
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Though there are more than 30 species of comfrey, the most frequently used for medicinal purposes are common comfrey and Russian comfrey.
It was his desire to grow comfrey experimentally and to be close to Doubleday's base that brought Hills to Essex to expand his work.
To make a comfrey poultice, dig deeply delving comfrey roots from the ground and wash thoroughly.
It would be a good idea to grow a comfrey plant (sold as shoots or roots), and learn about its uses.
Over the past two years, Comfrey Project participants have worked together to grow exotic vegetables such as covo greens, dudi gourds and chillis, which they have used in their recipes.
On the day we visited, Rosie, who runs her own hand-crafted jewellery business, was away, so mum explained how they have created the garden that is filled with lots of vegetables and fruit trees, shrubs and flowers, along with a lily pond, bird feeders and insect boxes, as well as an unusual method of turning homegrown comfrey into a plant feed.
Creme of Nature turned to ingredients such as certified organic kiwi, coconut oil, lemongrass, red clover, rosemary, sunflower, comfrey and chamomile to cleanse, moisturize and protect hair.
The large angelica plants, comfrey and the woad plants have flowered and gone to seed, and need to be cut hard back or removed.
She is also trying to help herself by eating comfrey, which grows in the garden of her home and is valued by herbalists as a bone-healing agent.
Comfrey is a good herb for external use in humans on wounds, sore muscles, pulled ligaments and broken bones.
Application ref: M/FP/0780/12/P Address: 28 Comfrey, Coulby Newham Proposal: Conservatory at rear.
Ashley James Benskin, 21, of Comfrey Close in St Mellons, Cardiff, was fined pounds 115 after admitting possession of a cannabis bush.