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Descriptor English: Comfrey
Descriptor Spanish: Consuelda
Descriptor Portuguese: Confrei
Descriptor French: Consoude
Entry term(s): Comfreys
Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinales
officinales, Symphytum
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.150.210
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020844
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Plants, Medicinal (1967-1999)
Public MeSH Note: 2000
History Note: 2000
DeCS ID: 34150
Unique ID: D020844
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Date Established: 2000/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/11/04
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Comfrey - Preferred
Concept UI M0328447
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Comfrey
Entry term(s) Comfreys
Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinales
officinales, Symphytum



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