Originally posted by Deborah L.:
Comfrey, is boneset the same thing as comfrey?
Well no it is not really...it has been refered to as boneset or rather knitbone So it could be confusing if someone was using an old name:
Comfrey- Symphytum officinale- Common names:Common Comfrey,Knitbone, Knitback, Consound, Blackwort, Bruisewort, Slippery Root, Boneset, Yalluc (Saxon), Gum plant
, Consolida, & *** Ear.
is a member of the Borage and Forget-me-not tribe, Boraginaceae.
Boneset-Eupatorium perfoliatum- Boneset's leaves are its most distinctive feature -- they have a wrinkled texture, and pairs of leaves are united at the base. Boneset leaves were once used in bandages for broken bones, since the appearance of the joined leaves gave people the idea that the plant
would be helpful for rejoining broken bones.
It is of the Aster (Asteraceae) Family