Botanical Name: Symphytum officinale
Plant Type: Perennial, Organic, Heirloom, Medicinal, Herb
Bloom Time: Early summer
Bloom Color: white/pink
Exposure: Full Sun
Moisture: Normal, Moist
Soil: well drained
Ship Size: Gallon size
Ship Form: Bare root
Ship Method: USPS Priority
Ship Time: April-Fall
Description: Comfrey is a hardy perennial reaching 4-5' with large tapering leaves, sturdy stems and producing purple to pink/white flowers. Deer love comfrey plants so be sure to provide extra protection when planting.
Culinary Uses: Comfrey is used internally as a tea for treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers, chronic bronchial disease, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, rheumatism and glandular swelling. INTERNAL USE IS NOT RECOMMENDED as the level of toxicity effects on the liver.
External Use: Comfrey is one of the great healing herbs used to relieve and "heal" many skin conditions and bone injuries. Is has been long used externally for sprains, bone fractures, arthritis, bruises, psoriasis, eczema, bed sores, varicose veins, bunions, skin ulcers, hemorrhoids and sore breasts during lactation. I have used this herb many times myself with great success with a 3rd degree sprain allowing me to walk within three days of external use as a poulice.
Comfrey helps greatly in helping to repair tissue damage, slow healing wounds, and stimulates growth of new cells. If used externally, do not use on deep wounds as this herb works fast at "sealing" wounds and will cause an abscess to form beneath the wound not allowing for any infections to release from the wound.
Comfrey Medicinal Parts Used: Leaf and Root
Medicinal Properties of Comfrey: Comfrey has long been a soothing herb with astringent, expectorant properties good for reducing inflammation and it's healing effects on controlling bleeding. Comfrey is high in allantoin and mucilage also containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) which can be carcinogeris which can cause liver damage. Comfrey also contains tannins, rosmarinic acid and triterpenes.
Comfrey Tea and Poulice Recipe (How to use): Steep 2 teaspoons dried herb to one cup boiling water. CAUTION! Do not take internally except under supervision and recommendation of a qualified wholistic doctor. Comfrey is a very powerful herb and it's side effects when taken internally could be detrimental! Never take more than 1 cup of Comfrey herbal tea daily!
To make a Comfrey Poulice, steep amount of herb desired for 10-15 minutes, let cool and place in a tea bag or coffee filter and place on wound. Any first aid bandage works great for holding the poulice in place.
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