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As for Comfrey - as a tea, for haemoptysis, internal bleeding. As a poultice for 'green' wounds. Backache. and more. But note toxicity.
Gerard, J. (1975). The Herbal or General History of Plants. New York: Fascimile Dover Publications Inc .
syn: Borago laxiflora
The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database, available at www.rhs.org.uk
Gerard gives the other names as Borage floured comfrey, Simphytum parvum Boraginis facie, and says Lobel calls it Borrago minima Herbariorum, Symphytum pumilum repens Borraginis facie
Gerard, J. (1975). The Herbal or General History of Plants. New York: Fascimile Dover Publications Inc . p 806-807
Possibly hepatotoxic due to pyrollozidines. Not a licensed herbal medicine, should not be taken internally.
- Europe, Southeastern Europe, Italy
- Europe, Southwestern Europe, France
Borago pygmaea ( DC. ) Chater & GreuterFamily: BORAGINACEAE
Species: pygmaea ( DC. ) Chater & Greuter
Common names: Bell-flowered Borage; Slender Borage; Dwarf Borage
Distribution summary: Corsica, Sardinia, Liguria
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Scrub and waste land
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Europe & Mediterranean (E)
Flowering months: July
Reason for growing: Medicinal