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Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

This well-known showy plant is a member of the Borage and Forget-me-not tribe, Boraginaceae.

 

True Comfrey, Symphytum officinale, is native to Europe and temperate Asia. It was brought to North America by English immigrants for medicinal purposes and has since become naturalized throughout the continent.

We grow the purple-flowered patens variety of Comfrey and use it in our infused herbal body oil.
 

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Herbal Actions:
Demulcent, mildly astringent and expectorant

Widely accepted external indications for S. officinale cover the whole spectrum of musculoskeletal issues involving soft tissue damage with no broken skin. Examples of this are bruises, sprains, broken bones, and blunt injuries but can be useful for many injuries to skin, muscle, tendon, ligament, and bone.


Cautions and Contraindications:

Do not use on deep wounds. Do not use internally if you have a history of liver disease or currently have liver disease or are pregnant or lactating or an infant.

Resources:
https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/c/comfre92.html

https://www.maxtheherbalist.com/myplantallies/comfrey-monograph

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