I had the unexpected opportunity recently to try out some emergency herbal medicine when I grabbed a hot pan handle straight from the oven. After running my burning hand under cold water I spent the evening with it covered in comfrey and lavender cream and bag of frozen peas. What should have been a badly blistered hand was completely healed the following morning and no signs of the burn of the previous evening. So keep a pot of comfrey and lavender in the kitchen…….