Botanical Name: Symphytum officinale

Habitat: Native to Europe, grows in all temperate regions of the world

Parts Used: Root, leaf, rhizome

Key Actions:
  • Demulcent
  • Astringent
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Vulnerary
  • Expectorant
  • Wound healing

Traditional Uses:

  • Gastric ulcers
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Hemorrahages
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Chronic varicose ulcers
  • Bruises
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Acne
  • Skin boils
  • Psoriasis

Contraindications: For external use. Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use for more than 6 weeks at a time.


  • Infused oil
  • Salve
  • Ointment
  • Poultice

Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease. Information is provided for educational purposes only, it is not to be used as medical advice. Use this herb at your own risk. We are not responsible for dosage mistakes, misuse, or adverse reactions. Each person reacts differently to each plant and you should always exercise caution when taking herbs and herbal products. Always consult a medical professional before taking/using any herb or herbal product.

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