Scientific Name: Symphytum officinale
Other Names: Blackwort, Bruisewort, Gum Plant, Healing Herb, Knitback, Knitbone, Salsify, Slippery Root, Wallwort
Parts Used: Leaf, Rhizome, Root
Preparation & Dosage:
Herbal Actions: Anodyne, Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Demulcent, Emollient, Expectorant, Hemostatic, Refrigerant, Vulnerary
Uses: Bleeding Gums, Broken Bones, Bruises, Inflammation of Pulled Tendons, Insect Bites, Soft Tissue Injuries, Sprains, Sores, Strains, Ulcers (of the Bowel, Stomach, Liver & Gallbladder), Varicose Veins, Wounds
Contraindications: Do not take internally. Do not use if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not give to young children. Limit external application of mature leaves to intact skin to 10 days.