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Common Comfrey Leaf


Symphytum officinale



Comfrey was used by the Greeks over 2000 years ago for many ailments, the old names for the herb,  for example; knitbone all make reference  to it’s ability to pull together and firm up. It is well recognized for helping with skin ailments and muscle and joint strains. It has a cucumber like flavor and tea from the leaf can be consumed as opposed to the root of Comfrey. 

Around the garden comfrey leaves are a great addition to compost, but comfrey grows very vigorously and abundantly and we have to be careful that it does not take over in our garden!

This information is for educational purposes only. Consult with a qualified herbalist when using any botanical product to treat specific injuries, ailments or medical conditions.

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