Medicinal Plants -- continued

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Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium vacillans)

Blueberries are not ripe here

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Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Poultice and tea of leaves and roots used to heal wounds and broken bones. Somewhat carcinogenic--especially the roots and its use is banned in Canada. Leaf tea said to be less carcinogenic than a can of beer.

Be careful not to confuse with Foxglove, which is fatally toxic.

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