"Comfrey" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Perennial herb Symphytum officinale, in the family Boraginaceae, used topically for wound healing. It contains ALLANTOIN, carotene, essential oils (OILS, VOLATILE); GLYCOSIDES; mucilage, resin, SAPONINS; TANNINS; triterpenoids, VITAMIN B12, and ZINC. Comfrey also contains PYRROLIZIDINE ALKALOIDS and is hepatotoxic if ingested.
- Symphytum officinale
- Symphytum officinales
- officinales, Symphytum
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