Progressive Doctor Soothing Salve is a beeswax-based salve with several herbal ingredients: organic lobelia, marshmallow root, mullein leaf, black walnut, skullcap, aloe, comfrey and calendula.
These include aloe (Aloe barbadensis), oil of St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum), calendula (Calendula officinalis), comfrey (Symphytum officinale), and tea tree oil (Melaleuca spp.).
The Bohemian Comfrey (S. bohemicum) is a handsome perennial, about 1 foot high, with, in early summer, erect twin racemes of brilliant reddish-purple flowers.
The variegated leaved form of the common Comfrey (S. officinale) has striking variegation, effective in a garden of hardy flowers, and thriving in any soil.
Homeopathic comfrey (Symphytum officinale) may be helpful in treating pain due to broken jaw bones but should only be used after the bones have been reset.
Ingredients include extracts of comfrey, chamomile, and rosemary, organic dandelion, aloe vera, and geranium, and oregano and tea tree oils.
Thus in borage it is rotate, tubular in comfrey, funnel-shaped in hounds-tongue, and salvershaped in alkanet (Anchusa); the throat is often closed by scale-like outgrowths from the corolla, forming the so-called corona.
- (I) Flower of Borage; (2) same in vertical section enlarged; (3) horizontal plan of flower; (4) flower of Comfrey after removal of corolla, showing unripe fruit; (I) and (4) natural size.
They are occasionally adulterated with the leaves of Inula Conyza, ploughman's spikenard, which may be distinguished by their greater roughness, their less divided margins, and their odour when rubbed; also with the leaves of Symphytum officinale, comfrey, and of Verbascum Thapsus, great mullein, which unlike those of the foxglove have woolly upper and under surfaces.
61); tubular, having a long cylindrical tube, appearing continuous with the limb, as in Spigelia and comfrey; rotate or wheel-shaped, when the tube is very short, and the limb flat and spreading, as in forget-me-not, Myosotis (when the divisions of the rotate corolla are very acute, as in Galium, it is sometimes called stellate or star-like); urceolate or urn-shaped, when there is scarcely any limb, and the tube is narrow at both ends, and expanded in the middle, as in bell-heath (Erica cinerea).