Disease Information for Comfrey herbal/intake

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Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Acute hepatic necrosis/yellow atrophy
Cancer/malignancy
Carcinoma, hepatocellular
Drug induced Hepatic toxicity
Hepatic necrosis, subacute
Plant poisoning/accidental
Pyrrolizidine plant alkaloid poisoning
Toxic hepatitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG-Herbal Unction Promotes healing claims
DRUG-Herbal group (example)
Toxin
TOXIN/Potential carcinogen
TOXIN/Pyrrolizidine plant alkaloids (hepatotoxic)
Synonyms
Synonym
boneset, Comfrey, common comfrey, intake, slippery root, Symphytum, Symphytum (organism), Symphytum officinale, symphytum officinale comfrey, Symphytum officinale comfrey leaf comfrey root, Herbal brand Wound healing poltice/salve mix (Keville), Herbal name Symphytum officinale, Herbal name Symphytum radix, Herbal Synonym Ass ear/Black root/Blackwort, Herbal synonym Blackwort/Bruiswort/Consound, Herbal synonym Boneset, Herbal synonym Gum plant/Healing herb/Knitback, Herbal synonym Knitbone/Salsify/Slippery root, Herbal Synonym Wallwort/Consolidae radix
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
DRUG-Herbal Anti-Cancer claims
DRUG-Herbal Anti-Cutaneous ulcer/laceration healer claims
DRUG-Herbal Helps Osteoarthritis claims
DRUG-Herbal Promotes wound healing claims
DRUG-Herbal Unction Anti-poison ivy claims
DRUG-Herbal Unction Arthritis claims
DRUG-Herbal Unction Bacterial skin infection claims
DRUG-Herbal Unction Burns claims
DRUG-Herbal Unction Hastens bruise absorption/claims
DRUG-Herbal Unction Helps sunburn claims
DRUG-Herbal Unction/Abrasions/burns/dermatitis claim
Drug Dosage
DRUG-Herbal Contains Allantoin
DRUG-Herbal Effective External/TOXIC Internal
DRUG-Herbal HAZARDOUS (consumer reports 2004)
DRUG-Herbal Hazardous potential
DRUG-Herbal Leaves most active portion
DRUG-Herbal Liver TOXIC potential:
DRUG-Herbal NOT safe nursing (ex)
DRUG-Herbal Plant Confused with Foxglove
DRUG-Herbal Rated relatively safe
DRUG-Herbal Root/rhizomes most potent portion
DRUG-Herbal TOXIC in pregnancy:
DRUG-Herbal Used often (popular (ex):
Definition

toxic to liver; used externally for cuts, bruises and leg ulcers

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