Comfrey Root, Symphytum officinale

Comfrey Root, Symphytum officinale


Symphytum officinale

Comfrey Root, with the Latin name of Symphytum officinale, is a perennial herb that features a long deep root, large rough leaves and bell-shaped flowers that range in color from cream to pink. The leaves of Symphytum officinale are similar in appearance to those found on the garden plant known as foxglove.

It is also known as knitbone and has been used for broken bones, sprains and skin wounds. It has been recorded to be harmful for the liver and should only be taken with the advice of an herbalist.

Organic Comfrey Root is suggested for external use only.

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