Name: Symphytum officinalis L.
Harvest: The buds and flowers in early summer, the rhizome in September October.
Property: Astringent, vulnerable and emollient.
Common names: Donkey ears, San Lorenzo herb, symphite, wild borrana.
Habitat: Up to 1200 meters in humid places.
Parts used: All plant except flowers.
Conservation: The flowers and buds are only consumed fresh, the rhizome can be used either just harvested or after having dried for some time in the sun.
Use: Application of fresh leaves and decoctions and infusions for internal and external use.
Notes: The freshly picked leaves can be used in the kitchen in the preparation of salads and omelettes.