Habitat: By river banks, in ditches and in wet spots.
Also called: Knitbone; Knitback; Consound; Blackwort; Bruisewort; Slippery Root; Boneset; Consolida; Ass Ear
Treatment for: wounds; broken bones; ulcer; hernia; haemorrhage; bronchitis
Active ingredient: Allantoin
A relative of the forget-me-not, comfrey is recognizable by its broad, hairy leaves. One of the best known of traditional herbal treatments; its use goes back at least to the Middle Ages and into the indefinite past. Has been used for gout and aching joints as well as for all kinds of breaks, wounds and ulcers.